Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown was born Raymond Smith in Brownwood, Texas on February 13, 1915. He started appearing on screen “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1936). Between acting and stunts Jerry spent his time working at Glen Randall’s ranch. Jerry trained horses and one in particular was used often in films and carried his trainer’s name ‘Jerry Brown.” Brown seen often in films as a stagecoach driver and one of his credits was as the Corinthian charioteer in 1959’s “Ben-Hur.”

Brwon would go on to appear in over 25 films and television appearances. 1947 is when he started doing stunts and racked up another 20 credits for this work. He’s best remembered for his work in “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Oklahoma Crude” (1973) and “Rolling Thunder” (1977). Jerry was inducted into the Stunt Man’s Hall of Fame.

Jerry’s only Euro-western was as Mr. Roberts in 1977’s “Another Man, Another Chance”.

Jerry passed away in Los Angeles, California on July 9, 1979.

BROWN, Jerry (Raymond Smith) [2/13/1915, Brownwood, Texas, U.S.A. – 7/9/1979, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.] – stuntman, film, TV actor, inducted into the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame.
Another Man, Another Chance – 1977 (Mr. Roberts)

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