Russell Brown

Russell Brown (May 30, 1892; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 19, 1964; Englewood, New Jersey) was an American Tony Award-winning actor of stage and film. Brown, a stage actor for decades, is best remembered by audiences as Captain Brackett in South Pacific (which he repeated in the movie version) and for his performances as 'Benny Van Buren' in the stage/film version of Damn Yankees in 1958, and the following year as park caretaker George Lemon in the classic courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder (1959). For his stage performance in "Damn Yankees!", he earned Broadway's Tony Award in 1956, as did actor Ray Walston, actress Gwen Verdon and her choreographer husband Bob Fosse, among others, all for the same Tony Award-winning musical.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1892 (Philadelphia), Died 1964 (Lillian Booth Actors Home)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W404029 10-in. 5/20/1930 Washin' the blues from my soul Russ Morgan’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Decca DLA 385 10-in. 6/30/1936 Take my heart Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 386 10-in. 6/30/1936 A kiss in the dark Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 388 10-in. 6/30/1936 When you're away Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 393 10-in. 6/30/1936 My wonderful one Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 395 10-in. 6/30/1936 A rendezvous with a dream Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 396 10-in. 7/1/1936 Je vous adore Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 401 10-in. 7/1/1936 Did I remember? Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 402 10-in. 7/1/1936 I'm grateful to you Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 404 10-in. 7/1/1936 Old New England moon Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 406 10-in. 7/2/1936 Without a shadow of doubt Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 407 10-in. 7/2/1936 I'm just beginning to care Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 408 10-in. 7/2/1936 Empty saddles Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 409 10-in. 7/2/1936 Afterglow Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 410 10-in. 7/2/1936 Just a memory Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 482 10-in. 7/30/1936 Moonlight on the water Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 483 10-in. 7/30/1936 (It will have to do) Until the real thing comes along Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 484 10-in. 7/30/1936 You turned the tables on me Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 485 10-in. 7/30/1936 (Is it) Love or infatuation? Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 486 10-in. 7/30/1936 The girl in the garden Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 487 10-in. 7/30/1936 When a kiss is not a kiss Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 488 10-in. 7/30/1936 The stars weep Jan Garber Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Russell," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111345.

Brown, Russell. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111345.

"Brown, Russell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111345

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