Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne

81 (passed away Apr. 11th, 2007)
May. 2nd, 1925
Born in
New Jersey

Roscoe Lee Browne's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light TV Show
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
Miss Winslow and Son TV Show
Miss Winslow and Son

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Epic Movie
2007 - Smiley Face
2006 - Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties
2003 - Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 - Treasure Planet
1998 - Babe: Pig in the City
1996 - Dear God
1995 - Babe
1993 - Naked in New York
1992 - The Mambo Kings
1990 - Night Angel
1988 - Oliver & Company
1986 - Legal Eagles
1986 - Jumpin' Jack Flash
1976 - Logan's Run
1974 - Uptown Saturday Night
1972 - The Cowboys
1969 - Topaz

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kingpin (Voiced)
Dr. Barnabus Foster
Dean Marshall
Dr. Andrew Josephus
Goulam (Voiced)
Sir Idris Balewa
Dr. Barnabus Foster
Dr. Anokye (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1925 – April 11, 2007) was an American actor and director, known for his rich voice and dignified bearing.[1]
Biography Browne was the fourth son of a Baptist minister, Sylvanus S. Browne, and his wife Lovie (née Lovie Lee Usher). Born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Browne first attended historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1946. He undertook postgraduate work at Middlebury College in Vermont, Columbia University in New York City, and at the University of Florence in Italy. Also an outstanding middle-distance runner, Browne won the Amateur Athletic Union 1,000-yard national indoor championship in 1949. He occasionally returned to Lincoln University between 1946 to 1952 to instruct classes in comparative literature, French, and English. Upon leaving academia he earned a living for several years selling wine for Schenley Import Corporation. Despite his limited amateur acting experience, in 1956 he stunned guests at a party – among them opera singer Leontyne Price – when he announced his intention to quit his secure job with Schenley to become a full-time professional actor.
Death Browne died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles on April 11, 2007, aged 81.[4][5] He was remembered for his contributions in a New York Times encomium by Frank Crohn, President of The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society:

  • Began his acting career on the New York stage.
  • Before turning to acting, Browne taught literature and French at Lincoln University.
  • Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).
  • Has appeared with 'Steven Hill (I)' (qv) in two different, completely unrelated productions in which Hill played the New York County District Attorney: _Legal Eagles (1986)_ (qv) and the _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) episode "Consultation".
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for 'August Wilson' (qv)'s "Two Trains Running."
  • Ever the wry quipster, he was once told by a director that his speech sounded "white", to which he responded, "We had a white maid".
  • Set a world's record in 1951 at Paris for the 800-meter run.

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