- Actress Lisa Brown dies and the world of entertainment mourns.
- The artist was 67 years old and died as a result of a “brief illness”.
- She was recognized for being an Emmy nominee and for playing Nola Reardon in Guiding Light.
The world of entertainment in the United States is in mourning, as the death of the recognized actress Lisa Brown was announced. She fell victim to a “brief illness”, as stated by the first reports. The actress was 67 years old and passed away on November 24, according to what was reported on the news site The Sun. It should be remembered that she achieved recognition for being an Emmy nominee and was known for playing Nola Reardon in Guiding Light.
This information shocked her fans who immediately posted messages on social networks. But not only the public is in mourning, but also important celebrities such as Martha Byrne, who played her daughter Lily on the show and told Soap Opera Digest: “She was my friend since I was 15 years old.”
WHICH FAMOUS STAR WAS DESTROYED BY HER DEATH?
On the tragedy she commented: “Lisa was my mentor, mother, sister and much more in my life. As a stage partner, she was always present and full of creativity. I will miss our daily calls about our families, our careers, and everything in between. To the fans, she loved and respected everyone more than they will ever know.”
“She loved entertaining you and her appreciation for your support was immeasurable. We are devastated by the loss of an incredible woman,” she said. A message on the Twitter page As The World Turns says: “Rest in peace, an icon, a pioneer, an eternal beauty Lisa Brown”, thus making clear the great sadness that she left among her fans.
FANS EXPRESS THEIR SADNESS IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY
However, the sadness was very evident by the people who knew her and among those who did not live near her, but who saw her in her best moments as an artist. One of her fans said: “Lisa Brown was a superstar. She brought to life two memorable, incredible and beloved characters from the soap opera, Nola Reardon Chamberlain and Iva Synder Benedict.”
“Which actor gets to say that !? What impact she had on the world of soap operas. Irreplaceable! How sad!” Someone else commented, “This breaks my heart. I can’t imagine this world without Lisa Brown.” A Twitter user posted: “Very sad. Lisa Brown had an incredible talent. Sending prayers to her family and friends. Condolences to her families As The World Turns and Guiding Light ”. Filed Under: Actress Lisa Brown Dies
A STORY THAT MOVES EVERYONE
A report published by The Sun indicates that the actress was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 2, 1954, was married to actor Tom Nielsen from 1982 to 1991 and her son James Anthony Nielsen was another who starred in Guiding Light. She later married her second husband, Brian Neary, in 1997. The actress is also survived by her two children and grandchildren.
Social networks were flooded with messages from people who remember the actress who left a great legacy in the entertainment world in the United States, which has recently bid farewell to celebrities from different fields such as singers, athletes and everything else, just a few weeks before the end of the year and the holidays are celebrated. Filed Under: Actress Lisa Brown Dies
HOLLYWOOD SUFFERS ANOTHER DEATH
The death of this actress joins that of Dean Stockwell, one of the main Hollywood child actors who again achieved success in middle age, in the science fiction series “Quantum Leap” and memorable movies like David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet”, Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme’s “Married to the Mob.” He passed away at 85.
Stockwell died of natural causes on Sunday at his home, said Jay Schwartz, a spokesman for his family. He was nominated for an Oscar for his comedic mobster character on “Married to the Mob” and was nominated for a four-time Emmy Award for “Quantum Leap.” But in a career that spanned seven decades, he was an actor of supreme character whose time on camera didn’t have to be extensive to be fascinating, like when he gave life to Roy Orbison in a catastrophic party scene in “Blue Velvet,” a desperate agent in Robert Altman’s “The Player” and Howard Hughes in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”. Filed Under: Actress Lisa Brown Dies
BUT HIS LIFE WASN’T EASY AND SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT ALMOST LEFT HIM OUT OF THE PERFORMING WORLD
But his own relationship with acting, which began on Broadway at age 7, was complicated. In an itinerant career he left show business several times, including at age 16 and again in the 1980s, when he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to sell real estate. “Dean spent his entire life going back and forth from fame to anonymity,” his family said in a statement. “So when he had a job, he was grateful. He never took the business for granted. He was a rebel, tremendously talented and always a breath of fresh air.”
Stockwell was a Hollywood veteran when he reached his teens. At age 20 he acted on Broadway as a young murderer in the play “Compulsion” and prestigious films such as “Sons and Lovers”. He was awarded best actor at the Cannes Film Festival twice, in 1959 for the film adaptation of “Compulsion,” and in 1962 for Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill. While his career had some rough patches, it peaked in the 1980s. Filed Under: Actress Lisa Brown Dies
HOW SUCCESSFUL WAS HE IN CINEMA?
“My way of working remains the same as it was at the beginning: totally intuitive and instinctive,” he told the New York Times in 1987. “But as you live your life, you compile so many millions of experiences and bits of information that you become a richest recipient as a person. You rely on more experience,” he once said.
His Oscar-nominated role as flamboyant gangster Tony “The Tiger” Russo in the 1988 hit “Married to the Mob” led to his most notable television role the following year, on the NBC sci-fi series “Quantum Leap.” Both roles had strong comedy elements. “It’s the first time someone has offered me a series and the first time I’ve wanted to do one,” he said in 1989. “If people hadn’t seen me on ‘Married To the Mob’ they wouldn’t have realized that I could do comedy”.
WHAT ELSE DID HE ACT IN?
Joining Stockwell in “Quantum Leap” was Scott Bakula as a scientist who assumed different identities at different times after a time travel experiment went awry. Like his colleague, “The Observer,” Stockwell assists, but is only seen in a holographic computer image. The series ran from 1989 to 1993.
He continued to play characters large and small, in film and television, until the 21st century, including a recurring role in another science fiction series, “Battlestar Galactica”. He dabbled in acting at an early age. His father, Harry Stockwell, played the role of Prince Charming in Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and appeared in several Broadway musicals.
WHEN DID HE DEBUT AND WHERE DID HE PARTICIPATE?
At age 7, Dean made his show business debut in the 1943 Broadway show “The Innocent Voyage,” the story of orphaned children tangled with pirates. His older brother, Guy, was also in the cast. An MGM producer was impressed with him and convinced the studio to hire him. His first major role was that of Kathryn Grayson’s nephew in the 1945 musical “Anchors Away,” starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
In the years that followed, he appeared in such films as the Oscar-winning anti-Semitism drama “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” starring Gregory Peck, as well as “Song of the Thin Man,” the latest installment in the William Powell-Myrna Loy mystery series, with Stockwell as his son.
WHAT MAIN ROLES DID HE PLAY?
He had lead roles in the 1948 antiwar film “The Boy With Green Hair,” about a war orphan whose hair changes color, and in “Kim,” the 1950 version of the tale by Rudyard Kipling starring Errol Flynn. The films of his youth also included “Down to the Sea in Ships”, with Lionel Barrymore; “The Secret Garden”, with Margaret O’Brien; and “Stars in My Crown” with Joel McCrea.
“I was very lucky to have a loving and caring mother,” he told The Associated Press in 1989. Even so, he emphasized, it was not always easy, and at age 16 he left the business. “I never really wanted to be an actor,” he said. “Acting was very difficult for me from the beginning. I worked long hours, six days a week. It wasn’t fun.” It was not the only time he retired. But, he said, “I was coming back because I had no other training.”
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE RETURNED TO HIS CAREER?
Resuming his career after five years, Stockwell returned to New York, where he starred as Roddy McDowall on Broadway in “Compulsion,” a 1957 drama based on the notorious Leopold-Loeb murder case in which two college students killed a 14 year old boy for the simple thrill of doing it. The film version starred Orson Welles.
Stockwell had two other major film roles in the early 1960s: the struggling son in DH Lawrence’s Oscar-nominated “Sons and Lovers” and the sensitive younger brother in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” with Ralph Richardson and Katharine Hepburn. He also tried his hand as a theater director, hosting a well-received program of plays by Beckett and Ionesco in Los Angeles in 1961.