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James Brown (actor)

James Brown (Rin Tin Tin)
Brown as Lt. Masters in Rin Tin Tin
Personal information
Birth dateMarch 22, 1920
Place of birthDesdemona, Eastland County, Texas, USA
Date of deathApril 11, 1992(age 72)
Death placeWoodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California
SpouseBetty Brown

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James E. Brown (March 22, 1920—April 11, 1992) was an American film and TV actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters in all 166 episodes of the 1954-1959 ABC Western television series, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

In Rin Tin Tin, the story of a boy and his German shepherd, Brown appeared as a young officer at a remote US Cavalry outpost called Fort Apache. Child actor Lee Aaker appeared as Rusty, who had been orphaned in an Indian raid and was adopted by the troops at the fort. In two Rin Tin Tin episodes, "Forward Ho" and "The White Buffalo," Brown sang in his rich baritone voice.

In 1976, he hosted a revival of Rin Tin Tin reruns, which extended until the 1980s.

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