Graham Brown appears as a school principal in the "Sanford and Son" episode "Julio and Sister and Nephew" in Season 4.
|Born:||October 24, 1924|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died||December 13, 2011(aged 87)|
|Deathplace:||Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Related to:||1 daughter and grandson|
|Appeared on/ |
|Sanford and Son|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Julio and Sister and Nephew" in Season 4|
|Character(s) played:||Roberto's School Principal|
Graham Brown (October 24, 1924 – December 13, 2011) was perhaps best known for his work in the theatre.
Born Robert Brown in New York City, Graham is best known for his work on the stage. He attended Howard University, where he earned a BA in theater. He also studied method acting at the Actors Studio in New York. He began his career as a Shakespearean actor at the Guthrie Theater where he appeared in productions like Hamlet and Richard III. Brown was an original member of Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) and played in many NEC productions like: Malcochon by Derek Walcott, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men by Lonnie Elder III, District Line and The River Niger both by Joseph A Walker. He was part of the original cast of controversial play Song of the Lusitanian Bogey by Peter Weiss which toured Europe and was subject to a riot in a London theatre in August 1968. Graham Brown was often cast as professional and/or highly educated people such as doctors and clergymen.
One of Graham's best remembered roles was as "Jared Philibert", the 50-year-old patriarch of a Caribbean-American family in Steve Carter's critically acclaimed play, Nevis Mountain Dew. He originated the role in NEC's Off-Broadway production and reprised the role in the West Coast premiere of the play. For the latter he received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance.
|1963||Hamlet||Horatio||Minnesota Theater Company|
|1968||Weekend||Dr. Hampton||Broadhurst Theatre|
|The Man in the Glass Booth||Sam||Royale Theatre|
|1971||Behold! Cometh the Vanderkellans||Dr. Vanderkellans||Theatre de Lys|
|1972||The River Niger||Dr. Dudley Stanton||St. Mark's Playhouse|
|1975||Black Picture Show||Norman||Vivian Beaumont Theater|
|1976||Eden||Joseph Barton||St. Mark's Playhouse|
Theatre de Lys
|Transferred to Theatre de Lys on May 14, 1976.|
|Kings||Tiresias in "Oedipus"||Alvin Theatre|
|1978||Nevis Mountain Dew<||Jared Philibert||St. Mark's Playhouse|
|1980||Lagrima del Diablo||Archbishop Stephen Emmanuel Pontiflax||St. Mark's Playhouse|
|1981||Nevis Mountain Dew||Jared Philibert||Los Angeles Actors Theatre||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Lead Performance|
|1985||Ceremonies in Dark Old Men||William Jenkins||Theatre Four|
|1989||The Talented Tenth||Father/|
|Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I|
|1984||The Muppets Take Manhattan||Mr. Wrightson|
|1989||Bloodhounds of Broadway||Dr. Frischer|
|1992||Malcolm X||Dr. Payson|
|1994||Blues in C||Bucky Webb|
|1995||Clockers||Mr. Herman Brown|
- ↑ 'Sanford & Son' actor Graham Brown dies in NJ, AP article for tdn.com, 2011-12-13, first accessed 2011-12-17.
- ↑ Hill, Anthony D. (2009). Historical dictionary of African American theater. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810855348. |pages=60–61|coauthors=Douglas Q. Barnett}}
- ↑ 1980-1989 Awards, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, United States, accessed 2009-11-24.
- Graham Brown at the Internet Broadway Database
- Graham Brown at the Internet Movie Database
- Graham Brown at the Internet Theatre Database