Actor Johnny Brown, best known for his role as housing manager Nathan Bookman in the 1970s sitcom “Good Times”, has died. He was 84 years old.
His daughter, Broadway actress Sharon Catherine Brown, confirmed the news in Post to Instagram Friday.
“Our family is devastated,” she wrote. “We respectfully ask for privacy at this time because we need a minute to handle the unthinkable.”
According to an Instagram post, Brown died Wednesday. Further details of his death have not yet been released.
“He was literally ripped out of our lives. For us, this is not yet real. So there will be more to say, but not now, ”his daughter said. “Dad was absolutely the best. We love him very much. “
Brown joined The Good Times in 1975 during the show’s second season. He played Scribe in the show until the series was canceled in 1979.
He has also joined the comedy sketch show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” as a permanent performer for three seasons.
Some of his other TV credits include shows such as “The Jeffersons”, “Family Matters”, “Sister, Sister”, “The Wayans Bros.” and many others.
Brown, who was also considered a talented singer, recorded songs and performed in a band with saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor, and twice on Broadway in the 1960s.
The actor made his film debut in 1996 as a blind pianist in the drama “A Man Named Adam”. He later co-starred with Martin Sheen in the 2008 film The Man in the Mirror.
Brown was born on June 11, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and grew up in Harlem. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by June, a 61-year-old wife, and a son, John Jr.
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