Roscoe Lee Browne

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Born

5/2/1925 , Woodbury, NJ

Died

4/11/2007

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Roscoe Lee Browne

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Biography:

Roscoe Lee Browne was an American actor, narrator and director, born on May 2, 1925, in Woodbury, NJ. He died in 2007 at the age of 81 in Los Angeles, CA. In 1946, Browne graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree. Prior to acting, he sold wine for an import company. In 1956, he quit his job to act full time, and later got a theater part in the first New York City Shakespeare Festival Theater. Well known for his deep voice, Browne narrated the award-winning, Australian-American film, Babe, in 1995 and its sequel in 1998, Babe: Pig in the City. He was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977. Browne won three awards for his acting work, the Obie Award in 1965 for best performance as Babu in the play, The Old Glory and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in the 1970 film, The Dream on Monkey Mountain, and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1989).



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