Westerns on the Web is reporting that Peter Brown of Lawman and Laredo died today at 80. There's no news stories yet; I guess we'll know all by tomorrow.
Some years back he spent a day on Encore Westerns hosting episodes of Cheyenne and Maverick he appeared in and giving interesting and amusing anecdotes about his co-stars and himself during that time at WB. The one I remember most was about his being such an avid horseman that he rode his from his nearby home to the lot instead of driving a car when making Lawman. That I'd like to have seen! RIP, Mr. Brown.
Sadly, it's true. This is what was on the internet.
Soap Alum Peter Brown Passes Away At 80
Soap star Peter Brown passed away on Monday March 21, the cause of the actor’s death is still unknown, he was 80 years old. Per Soap Opera Digest, the iconic actor’s close family friend made the sad announcement. A Brown family friend, Alison Reynolds, made the sad announcement on Twitter, she stated: “My dear friend, actor Peter Brown died today with his loving wife Kerstin by his side.”
Peter Brown appeared on not one, but four soap operas, NBC’s ‘Days Of Our Lives’ and CBS’s ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ and ‘The Young And The Restless.’ Peter starred on DOOL from 1972-1978 as Dr. Greg Peters. In 1986 he appeared on the now cancelled soap opera ‘One Life To Live’ as Charles Sanders. In 1991 he appeared as Robert Laurence on Y&R and as Blake Hayes on B&B.
Peter Brown’s impressive acting resume spans much farther than just our favorite daytime dramas – he actually began appearing in movies back in 1957 and acted regularly until he filmed his final movie “Hell To Pay” in 2005. Brown also had more than 50 television credits to his name, including some classic shows like “Dukes of Hazzards” and “Dallas.”
Soap Opera Spy would like to send our condolences to Peter’s wife Kerstin and their children. It truly is a sad day in Hollywood – and Peter Brown will be missed by many!
He was a soap star? I had no idea. They didn't mention his movie or prime time work. IMBD says he was married five times so perhaps this genre was a good fit for him.