James Brown (II)

James Brown (II)

Highest Rated: 100% Sound City (2013)

Lowest Rated: 12% Holy Man (1998)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1920

Birthplace: Desdemona, Texas, USA

James Brown was born 22 March 1920 in the small town of Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas. Brown graduated from The Desdemona School (grades 1-12) which was built in 1922. It finally closed in 1969. Very athletic, Brown became a tennis pro before there was any money in it. He then entered films in 1941. Clearly a man of unlimited athletic prowess, he appeared in such rugged Hollywood productions as Wake Island (1942), Air Force (1943), Objective, Burma! (1945) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). He had more sedate roles in Going My Way (1944), as the romantic lead "Ted Haines" (Bing Crosby, who was the star of the film, was a priest and therefore out of the running for the leading lady) and then, in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) (with John Wayne), Brown was a U.S. Marine, private first class "Charlie Bass". In The Pride of St. Louis (1952), a biopic about baseball star Dizzy Dean, Brown played a sidelined ballplayer "Moose". In Flight Nurse (1953), he played the plane's Flight Engineer on the mission mercy aircraft. He then began a television career as "Lt. Rip Masters" on TV's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (1954), which ran from 1954 to 1958. He then appeared in "The Rounders" (1966) TV Comedy Western Series (as James Bowen Brown) character "Luke". In 1976, the Rin Tin Tin TV series was re-released with new sepia tinted beginnings and endings with James L. Brown reprising his role as "Lt. Rip Masters". Few of his later movies are worth mentioning, though he had a few telling moments as the stern, rifle-toting father of the serial killer "protagonist" in Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968). He retired from acting in the late 1960s to manage his successful body-building equipment concern, and then was appointed head of customer relations at Faberge, a cosmetics firm. When Faberge's filmmaking division, Brut Productions, put together a 1975 comedy titled Whiffs (1975), the producers persuaded Brown to return to acting in a supporting role. He passed away in 1992 after a long battle with lung cancer.Date of Death11 April 1992, (lung cancer)


Highest Rated Movies



85% Still Alice Producer 2015
100% Sound City Actor $0.5M 2013
84% Soul Power Actor $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Night James Brown Saved Boston Actor 2008
73% Glastonbury Actor 2007
No Score Yet Adios Amigo Actor 2003
No Score Yet Paper Chasers Actor 2003
21% The Tuxedo Himself $50.2M 2002
77% Undercover Brother Himself $38.3M 2002
12% Holy Man Himself 1998
46% Blues Brothers 2000 Rev. Cleophus James 1997
98% When We Were Kings Actor 1996
No Score Yet James Brown: Hard Hits Actor 1993
No Score Yet James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul Actor 1988
No Score Yet James Brown: In East Berlin Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Great Ones Actor 1988
40% Rocky IV The Godfather of Soul 1985
33% Doctor Detroit Bandleader 1983
84% The Blues Brothers Reverend Cleophus James 1980
No Score Yet James Brown: Body Heat Actor 1979
No Score Yet James Brown: Live in Concert Actor 1979
No Score Yet Whiffs Trooper 1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows Actor 1975
89% Targets Robert Thompson, Sr. 1968
No Score Yet The Ceremony Gendarme 1963
75% Irma La Douce Texan Customer 1963
No Score Yet Gun Street Sheriff Morton 1961
No Score Yet When The Clock Strikes Sam Morgan 1961
No Score Yet Gun Fight Wayne Santley 1961
No Score Yet Five Guns To Tombstone Billy Wade 1961
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Capt. Doug Blair 1959
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus Pilot 1954
98% A Star Is Born Glenn Williams 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Over the Plains Conrad 1953
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River Connors 1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Lt. Catliff 1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle Pvt. Ferguson 1952
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis Moose 1952
No Score Yet Starlift Non-Com 1951
No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The Steve Hall 1951
No Score Yet Missing Women Mike Purnell 1951
No Score Yet The Fireball Allen 1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Charlie Bass 1950
No Score Yet Montana Tex Coyne 1950
No Score Yet Chain Lightning Maj. Hinkle 1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby Tony Cresnovitch 1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Bob Younger 1949
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Lt. Paul Cartwright 1948
No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Avery Moore 1946
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Sgt. Treacy 1945
83% Going My Way Ted 1944
80% Air Force Lt. Tex Rader 1943
86% Wake Island Wounded Marine 1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing Tony Dennison 1942


No Score Yet Married...With Children
Himself 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
Himself 1995
85% The Simpsons
Voice 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Dr. Church 1988
No Score Yet Miami Vice
R&B Singer 1987
No Score Yet Dallas
McSween 1984
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer 1980
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
R.J. Crow 1977
No Score Yet Bonanza
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
Guest 1970
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Guard 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Feeney 1963
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Jim Carson 1954


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