Johnny Brown, the renowned laid-back actor, entertainer, and musician best remembered for playing Nathan Bookman, the housing complex administrator on the television show Good Times, has passed away. Johnny Brown was 84 years old at the time of his demise.
Who was Johnny Brown?
Born on June 11, 1937, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Johnny Brown was loved by all. His roles were lovable portrayals of everyday people and his charisma and humor reeled people right in the show whenever he was on screen. He started his career by winning an Apollo Theater amateur night contest and appearing in nightlife shows alongside his fiancee, June. He also recorded songs for Columbia and Atlantic recordings. According to IMDb.com, Brown appeared in 58 episodes of “Good Times” from 1975 through 1979, as the home supervisor on the comedy show. Per his webpage, he had become a frequent character on 48 episodes of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” from 1970 to 1972. Johnny Brown, also performed a great impersonation of Louis Armstrong and many others and was a good competitor for the part of Lamont on Sanford and Son alongside Redd Foxx, but his agreement tied himself to Laugh-In, thus Demond Wilson got the part.