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Wally Brown

Occupation  Actor/Comedian
Years active  1942ā€“61

Name  Wally Brown
Role  Actor
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Born  October 9, 1904 (1904-10-09) Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died  November 13, 1961, Los Angeles, California, United States
TV shows  I Married Joan, Cimarron City, The Roaring 20's
Movies  Zombies on Broadway, Notorious, Genius at Work, Girl Rush, The Adventures of a Rookie
Similar People  Alan Carney, Leslie Goodwins, Gordon Douglas, Fred MacMurray, John H Auer

Wally Brown (October 9, 1904 ā€“ November 13, 1961) was an American actor, comedian, and long-time partner of Alan Carney.

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Life and career

Wally was born in Malden, Massachusetts and for years performed as a vaudevillian.

In 1942, he began his film career in Hollywood at RKO Radio Pictures with the film Petticoat Larceny. When RKO decided to emulate the comedy team Abbott and Costello he was paired with Alan Carney, creating "Brown & Carney".

They premiered with the military comedies Adventures of a Rookie and its sequel Rookies in Burma. Out of their eight films together, one of their most notable films was Zombies on Broadway co-starring Bela Lugosi, a semi-sequel to Val Lewton's I Walked With a Zombie. Their contracts were terminated in 1946, after which they pursued solo careers. In the 1940sā€“50s, both appeared in various roles for Leslie Goodwins films. They reunited in 1961 in The Absent-Minded Professor.

Wally's last years were filled with guest appearances in television, his last one in My Three Sons. He made several guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Harry Mitchell in the 1958 episode, "The Case of the Gilded Lily." Wally Brown had also been a regular cast member in television shows like I Married Joan, Cimarron City, and Daniel Boone. Along with Alan Carney, he was going to be given a role in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World but died not long before filming began. He also served as a regular on The Abbott and Costello Show on radio.


  • Radio Runaround (1943)
  • Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943)
  • Petticoat Larceny (1943)
  • The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) - With Alan Carney
  • The Seventh Victim (1943)
  • Gangway for Tomorrow (1943)
  • Around the World (1943)
  • Rookies in Burma (1943) - With Alan Carney
  • Seven Days Ashore (1944) - With Alan Carney
  • Step Lively (1944) - With Alan Carney
  • Girl Rush (1944) - With Alan Carney
  • Zombies on Broadway (1945) - With Alan Carney
  • Radio Stars on Broadway (1945) - With Alan Carney
  • From This Day Forward (1946)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Vacation in Reno (1946) - With Alan Carney, but not as a team
  • Genius at Work (1946) - With Alan Carney
  • Bachelor Blues (1948)
  • Backstage Follies (1948)
  • Family Honeymoon (1949)
  • Heart Troubles (1949)
  • Come to the Stable (1949)
  • French Fried Frolic (1949)
  • Brooklyn Buckaroos (1950)
  • Put Some Money in the Pot (1950)
  • Photo Phonies (1950)
  • From Rogues to Riches (1951)
  • Tinhorn Troubadors (1951)
  • As Young as You Feel (1951)
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Wild Dakotas (1956)
  • Untamed Youth (1957)
  • The Left Handed Gun (1958)
  • Wink of an Eye (1958)
  • Westbound (1959)
  • Holiday for Lovers (1959)
  • Who Was That Lady? (1960)
  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • My Darling Judge (1961)
  • The George Raft Story (1961)
  • References

    Wally Brown Wikipedia

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