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Thu, 06.24.1943

Georg Stanford Brown, Actor and Director born.

Georg Stanford Brown

*Georg Stanford Brown was born on this date in 1943. He is an Afro Cuban actor and director.

Brown was seven years old and born in Cuba when his family moved from Havana to Harlem, N.Y. At 15, he formed The Parthenon singing group. Brown quit high school at 16 and left New York to move to Los Angeles at 17. After a few years, he decided to go back to school. He passed the college entrance exam at Los Angeles City College, where he majored in Theater Arts to "take something easy." He enjoyed it and returned to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

He worked as a school janitor to pay his tuition. He met his wife Tyne Daly while at AMDA, where they both studied under Philip Burton, Richard Burton's mentor. They were married for 24 years, from 1966 to 1990. They have three daughters. Brown says he feels acting is just something he "fell into." During the 1960s, Brown had a variety of roles in films, including The Comedians (1967), Dayton's Devils (1968), and Bullitt (1968). His 1970s films included Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), The Man (1972), and Wild in the Sky (1972). 

Brown later played Tom Harvey (son of Chicken George, in the 1977 television miniseries Roots and 1979's Roots: The Next Generations.  In 1980, he starred in the TV movie The Night the City Screamed and in Stir Crazy. Later in 1984, Brown starred in the TV movie The Jesse Owens Story and the miniseries North & South in 1985 as the character Garrison Grady.

In 1986, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing the final episode ("Parting Shots") in season 5 of Cagney & Lacey. Brown co-starred in the comedy sequel House Party 2 in 1991 and the Showtime television show Linc's from 1998 thru 2000. Brown also directed several second-season episodes of the television series Hill Street Blues.  More recently, Brown had a recurring role on the FX drama series Nip/Tuck.  

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