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Roscoe Lee Browne

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Biography

Woodbury, New Jersey, USA
He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.

Acting titan Roscoe Lee Browne was born to a Baptist minister and his wife on May 2, 1925, in Woodbury, New Jersey. He graduated from Lincoln University, an historically black university in Pennsylvania in 1946, and went on to earn his graduate degree at Middlebury College. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jebediah Nightlinger

The Cowboys 1972

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Character: Congressman Lincoln

Uptown Saturday Night 1974

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Character: Himself

2002 Trumpet Awards 2002

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Character: Leadbelly

The Notorious 7 1997

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Character: Leonard Folder

The Pompatus of Love 1995

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Character: Mr. Ried

Naked in New York 1993

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Character: Chairman Hall, Galactic Mining Corp.

Moon 44 1990

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Character: Archer Lincoln

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986

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Character: Judge Dawkins

Legal Eagles 1986

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Character: Himself

Smiley Face 2007

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Character: Idris Abraham

Dear God 1996

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Character: Clovis Madison

Forest Warrior 1996

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Character: Chief Bleeker

Judas Kiss 1998

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Character: Rosemont

Falcon Crest 1981

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Character: Charlie Evans Jeffers

Barney Miller 1974

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Character: Hugh Victor Thompson III

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Mr. Wortham

CBS Schoolbreak Special 1984

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Character: Howard Walker

Benson 1979

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Character: Dr. Steadman

Columbo 1971

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Character: Yale Courtland Dancy

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Diogenes 'D.C.' Chase

CBS Children's Mystery Theatre 1980

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Character: Philip Harrison

King 1978

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Character: Farquar

Space 1985

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Character: Quatraine

Starsky and Hutch 1975

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Character: Omar DeLacy

Lady in the Corner 1989

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1992

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Character: Bryce Wyms

Throwaway 0

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Character: Clarence

Pilot 0

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