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Philip Brown (April 30, 1916 - February 9, 2006) was an American actor. Brown was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After majoring in dramatics at Stanford University where he was a Brother of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theater. When it folded, he and other Group Theatre veterans headed to Hollywood, where Brown worked in motion pictures and helped found the fabled Actors' Laboratory. In 1946, he played Ernest Hemingway's famous protagonist Nick Adams in Robert Siodmak's version of The Killers, alongside William Conrad and Charles McGraw as the titular "killers". His association with the Lab came back to haunt him later in the decade, when its members fell under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Although he was not a communist, Brown was blacklisted in 1952, and was eventually compelled to relocate with his family to England between 1953 and 1993. Overseas he was able to resume acting on stage, TV and films; he also directed for the stage and TV. He was best known for his role as Luke Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). He returned to the United States in the 1990s and in later years made the rounds of autograph shows. Phil Brown died of pneumonia on February 9, 2006 at the age of 89.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Philip Brown (April 30, 1916 - February 9, 2006) was an American actor. Brown was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After majoring in dramatics at Stanford University where he was a Brother of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theater. When it folded, he and other Group Theatre veterans headed to Hollywood, where Brown worked in motion pictures and helped found the fabled Actors' Laboratory. In 1946, he played Ernest Hemingway's famous protagonist Nick Adams in Robert Siodmak's version of The Killers, alongside William Conrad and Charles McGraw as the titular "killers". His association with the Lab came back to haunt him later in the decade, when its members fell under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Although he was not a communist, Brown was blacklisted in 1952, and was eventually compelled to relocate with his family to England between 1953 and 1993. Overseas he was able to resume acting on stage, TV and films; he also directed for the stage and TV. He was best known for his role as Luke Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). He returned to the United States in the 1990s and in later years made the rounds of autograph shows. Phil Brown died of pneumonia on February 9, 2006 at the age of 89.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1916-04-30

Day of Death 2006-02-09

Place of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Dial 999 (1 episode)
1999 Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming as Council Elder
1989 Bomber Harris as Lord Beaverbrook
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (2 episodes)
1980 Oppenheimer (7 episodes)
1980 The Martian Chronicles (3 episodes) as Narrator
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1978 Superman as State Senator
1977 Star Wars as Uncle Owen
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again as Virginia Senator
1975 The Romantic Englishwoman as Mr. Wilson
1973 Scalawag as Sandy
1972 The Protectors (1 episode)
1970 Tropic of Cancer as Van Norden
1969 The Adding Machine as Don
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode)
1968 Operation Cross Eagles as Sgt. Turley
1967 Bomb at 10:10 as professor Pilić
1965 Out of the Unknown (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1959 Interpol Calling (1 episode)
1958 The Camp on Blood Island as Lt. Peter Bellamy
1957 White Hunter (1 episode)
1957 A King in New York as Headmaster
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (2 episodes)
1955 The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1 episode)
1949 Obsession as Bill Kronin
1948 Moonrise as Elmer - Soda Jerk
1948 The Luck of the Irish as Tom Higginbotham
1948 If You Knew Susie as Joe Collins
1947 Johnny O'Clock as Phil, Hotel Clerk
1946 The Killers as Nick Adams (uncredited)
1945 State Fair as Harry Ware
1945 Over 21 as Frank MacDougal
1945 Jungle Captive as Don Young
1944 The Impatient Years as Henry Fairchild
1944 Weird Woman as David Jennings
1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie as Roy Todwell
1942 Pierre of the Plains as Val Denton
1942 Hello, Annapolis as Kansas City
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. as Joe Bingham

Directing

1961 Ghost Squad (1 episode)Director
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (2 episodes)Director
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)Director

Crew

1949 Obsession Dialogue Coach

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