Wally Brown (October 9, 1904 – November 13, 1961) was an American actor, comedian, and longtime comic partner of  Alan Carney.
Life and career Stage
Wally was born in
Malden, Massachusetts, and for years performed as a vaudevillian.
Brown began his film career in 1942 in Hollywood at
RKO Radio Pictures with the film . When RKO decided to emulate the comedy team Petticoat Larceny Abbott and Costello, he was paired with Alan Carney, creating " Brown & Carney."
The duo premiered with the military comedies
and its sequel, Adventures of a Rookie . Out of their eight films together, one of the most notable was Rookies in Burma co-starring Zombies on Broadway Bela Lugosi, a semi-sequel to Val Lewton's . Brown and Carney's contracts were terminated in 1946, after which they pursued solo careers. In the 1940s-'50s, both appeared in various roles for I Walked With a Zombie Leslie Goodwins films. They reunited in 1961 in Disney's .
The Absent-Minded Professor
Brown was later teamed with
Tim Ryan in the Columbia Pictures short film French Fried Frolic in 1949. He was also teamed with Jack Kirkwood in four RKO Pictures short films in 1950 and 1951.
Along with Alan Carney, Brown was going to be given a role in
(1963) but died not long before filming began. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
In 1953, Brown had billing over an unknown
Paul Newman in the fourth-season premiere episode of , titled "One for the Road." The Web
He made several guest appearances on
, including in 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 Perry Mason , I Married Joan , and Cimarron City .
Wally's last years were filled with guest appearances in television, his last one in
My Three Sons Radio
Wally served as a regular on
The Abbott and Costello Show
(1939) - Cattle Auctioneer (uncredited) Dodge City
(1942) - 2nd Police Lieutenant (uncredited) All Through the Night
Radio Runaround (1943, Short) - Harry, Radio Station Announcer
(1943) - Sagebrush Inn Desk Clerk (uncredited) Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
(1943) - Sam Colfax Petticoat Larceny
(1943, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles The Adventures of a Rookie
(1943) - Durk (uncredited) The Seventh Victim
(1943) - Sam Gangway for Tomorrow
(1943) - Clipper Pilot Around the World
(1943, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles Rookies in Burma
(1944, With Alan Carney) - Monty Stephens Seven Days Ashore
(1944, With Alan Carney) - Binion Step Lively
(1944, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles Girl Rush
(1945, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles Zombies on Broadway
Radio Stars on Broadway (1945, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles
(1946) - Jake Beesley From This Day Forward
(1946) - Mr. Hopkins Notorious
(1946, With Alan Carney) - Jerry Miles Genius at Work
(1946) - Narrator (voice, uncredited) Lady Luck
(1946, With Alan Carney, but not as a team) - Eddie Roberts Vacation in Reno
Bachelor Blues (1948, Short) - Dorothy's Boyfriend
(1948) - Tom Roscoe Family Honeymoon
Backstage Follies (1948, Short)
Heart Troubles (1949, Short) - Wally
(1949) - Howard Sheldon - Bob's Agent (uncredited) Come to the Stable
French Fried Frolic (1949, Short, With Tim Ryan) - Wally
Put Some Money in the Pot (1950, Short, With Jack Kirkwood) - Wally
Photo Phonies (1950, Short) - Wally
Brooklyn Buckaroos (1950, Short, With Jack Kirkwood) - Wally
Tinhorn Troubadors (1951, Short, With Jack Kirkwood) - Wally
(1951) - Horace Gallagher As Young as You Feel
From Rogues to Riches (1951, Short, With Jack Kirkwood) - Wally
(1954) - Lenny Wilby, navigator The High and the Mighty
(1955) - Secondary Role (uncredited) Untamed
The Wild Dakotas (1956) - McGraw
(1957) - Pinky, the cook Untamed Youth
(1957) - Las Vegas Heckler (uncredited) The Joker Is Wild
(1958) - Deputy Moon The Left Handed Gun
(1958) - Sheriff Cantrick Wink of an Eye
(1959) - Dirty Dog Bartender (uncredited) Alias Jesse James
(1959) - Stubby Westbound
(1959) - Air Raid Warden (uncredited) The Mouse That Roared
(1959) - Joe McDougal Holiday for Lovers
(1959) - Drunk (uncredited) The Best of Everything
(1960) - Irate Man on Telephone (uncredited) Who Was That Lady?
(1961) - Coach Elkins The Absent-Minded Professor
My Darling Judge (1961, TV Movie) (1961) - Mike Jones (uncredited) The George Raft Story See also Further reading Terrace, Vincent. Radio Programs, 1924-1984. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999. ISBN 0-7864-0351-9 References
^ IMDB states his birthday is October 8, while more search results (minus Wikipedia) indicate his birthday as October 9.
"Trivia / It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". TV Tropes. redshift . Retrieved . 27 May 2018
"CTVA - The Classic TV Archive. The Web (1950-54)" . Retrieved . 27 May 2018 External links
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