"M*A*S*H" actor Timothy Brown dies aged 82

"M*A*S*H" actor Timothy Brown dies aged 82

Timmy Brown, a three-time Pro Bowl, a Philadelphia Eagles running back in the 1960s and later a Hollywood actor, died at age 82 of complications from dementia, the team announced.

"He was such a kind and warm person", his son, Sean Brown, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Brown ended his National Football League career with the '68 National Football League champion Baltimore Colts before moving on to Hollywood", added Jim Irsay, owner of the (now Indianapolis) Colts.

The news of Brown's death comes after M*A*S*H star Kellye Nakahara died in February - at 72 years old - after battling cancer. "He overcame many obstacles in his life to enjoy success both as an athlete and as an entertainer", Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffry Lurie said in a statement. Sean Brown said the family hopes to celebrate a memorial service on May 24, Brown's 83rd birthday.

After being cut from the Green Bay Packers by then-coach Vince Lombardi after just one game with the team, Brown landed with the Eagles, where he played until he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 1968, marking his last season.

"Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era". He is also the only eagle in NFL history to return a 105-yard kickoff for a touchdown and led the league twice in multipurpose yards.

Later in his career he had nine teeth knocked out and suffered a concussion when he took a hit to the face by Dallas Cowboys defender Lee Roy Jordan.

His final National Football League game was Super Bowl III (1969), in which his team, the Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), lost to the New York Jets, 17-6. Timmy acting career began while he was still a footballer, as he appeared on the episode of the TV series "The Wild Wild West" in the year 1967.

"He then won roles in the films directed by Robert Altman "M S * H" (1970) and "Nashville" (1975), as well as in several films called "Blaxploitation", including "Sweet Sugar" and " Black Gunn "(1972) and" Dynamite Brothers "(1974).

In the film version of "M*A*S*H", Brown played Corporal Judson.

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 17: MASH (M*A*S*H) cast member Timothy Brown (as Capt. Oliver Harmon "Spearchucker" Jones). He appeared in both the movie and television show adaptations.

Brown's survivors include a son, two grandchildren, and a sister.

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