Johnny Brown, the legendary American actor, singer, and comedian passed away at the age of 84. His family broke the news of his death to his fans on Friday on a social media post. Fans and followers took to social media to pay their condolences.
Johnny Brown Passed Away
Johnny Brown, the actor, comedian, and singer who played Nathan Bookman on Good Times, has passed away. His daughter, actress Sharon Catherine Brown, posted the news on Instagram on Wednesday that her father had died. His sudden demise naturally devastated the family. There is little information regarding the cause of his death. The family has asked for privacy at this time.
Johnny Brown – Career Explored
As well as recording songs and playing in a band with Sam “The Man” Taylor, Johnny appeared twice on Broadway in the 1960s and was a regular performer on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In for three seasons. In addition to doing impressions of Louis Armstrong and others, Johnny Brown was a leading candidate to play Lamont.
His role was in the opposite Redd Foxx in Sanford and Son. However, his contract tied him to Laugh-In and Demond Wilson was cast in the role.
Johnny Brown was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 11, 1937, and brought up in Harlem. Johnny Brown began his film career in 1966. He played the role of a blind pianist in the star-studded drama A Man Called Adam. Above all, the future Good Times star Ja’Net DuBois was his co-star. Moreover, he came back to the stage in 1968 for Sidney Poitier’s Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights.
Roommates, we are sending our deepest condolences to the family of actor Johnny Brown. He is most known for starring on the classic sitcom “Good Times,” as Nathan Bookman. Friday, his daughter took to social media to share that he passed away on Wednesday.
Johnny Brown also joined the Chicago-set CBS comedy midway through its second season in 1975 under the former Laugh-In writer Allan Mannings. It is no secret that Jimmie Walker and other family members teased him constantly about his weight. Moreover, his recording credits include songs for Columbia and Atlantic records and winning an amateur night competition at the Apollo Theater.
He appeared in nightclub acts with his future wife, June, and played with tap dancer Gregory Hines Jr. and drummer Gregory Hines Sr. During his time working in the Catskills, Brown worked with Sammy Davis Jr., who was a great inspiration to him.
Known for his portly physique, broad, ingratiating smile, mobile facial expressions, and easy, pleasant joking style, Johnny Brown left a lasting impression with millions of people.
Saying goodbye to the man with the 1,000-watt smile. Comedian Johnny Brown, best known for “Good Times,” has died at 84. Cardiac arrest. His daughter, Sharon, told me tonight her dad loved showbiz and people loved her dad! I know I did. May he R.I.P. (📷 courtesy Brown family).