The multi-talented performer played construction superhero, Nathan Bookman, in the sitcom, starred on Broadway with Sammy Davis Jr. and was a regular at ‘Laugh-In’.
Johnny Brown, the easygoing actor, comedian and singer best known for his role as housing program director Nathan Bookman on Good Times, has passed away. He was 84 years old.
Brown passed away on Wednesday, his daughter, actress Sharon Kathryn Brown, announced on Instagram. “Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. More than heartbreak. Can barely breathe,” she wrote.
Further details about his death were not immediately available.
Brown also recorded and performed in the band with saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor, who appeared on Broadway twice in the 1960s and appeared regularly in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In for three seasons.
Brown had a bad impression of Louis Armstrong and others, the main contender Lamont played against Red Fox in the Sanford and Son game, but had to laugh because of his contract. The role went to Demond Wilson.