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American football player and actor (1936–2023)
Jim Brown is ...
|Born||17 February 1936 in St. Simons|
|Died||18 May 2023 in Los Angeles|
|Age||87 years, 3 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Occupation||advisor, actor, lacrosse player, American football player, television actor, film actor, film producer, basketball player, television director and association football player|
|Country for sport||United States of America|
|Awards||Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|Sports discipline competed in||American football|
|Sport||American football, lacrosse and basketball|
|Member of sports team||Syracuse Orange football, Cleveland Browns, Syracuse Orange men's basketball and Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse|
|Educated at||Syracuse University and Manhasset Secondary School|
|Sports discipline competed in||American football|
|Field of work||American football, film and television|
About Jim Brown
Jim Brown: The Greatest Running Back in NFL History
Jim Brown is widely regarded as the greatest running back in NFL history. Born on February 17, 1936, in St. Simons Island, Georgia, Brown grew up in a segregated America and faced numerous challenges on his path to greatness.
Despite the obstacles, Brown excelled in football and track in high school and went on to play college football at Syracuse University. He was a dominant force on the field, setting numerous records and earning All-American honors in both football and lacrosse.
In 1957, Brown was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and quickly established himself as one of the best players in the league. He led the NFL in rushing yards in eight of his nine seasons and was named the league's Most Valuable Player three times.
Brown's physical prowess and unmatched skill on the field made him a legend in the sport. He was known for his powerful running style, which often involved breaking tackles and dragging defenders along with him. He retired in 1965 at the age of 29, having amassed 12,312 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns.
But Brown's impact on the world extended far beyond the football field. He was a vocal advocate for civil rights and social justice, using his platform to speak out against racism and inequality. He also pursued a successful acting career, appearing in numerous films and television shows.
Today, Brown is recognized as one of the greatest athletes and activists of all time. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and has received numerous accolades for his contributions to society.
- "Jim Brown." Pro Football Hall of Fame. https://www.profootballhof.com/players/jim-brown/
- "Jim Brown Biography." Biography.com. https://www.biography.com/athlete/jim-brown
- "Jim Brown: Football Legend and Social Activist." History.com. https://www.history.com/news/jim-brown-football-legend-and-social-activist
Brown died of natural causes, at the age of 87 on May 18, 2023, at his home in Los Angeles. He died with his wife by his side. Tributes from the sports world and beyond soon poured in, with former NFL running back Barry Sanders posting on Twitter that "You can't underestimate the impact Jim Brown had on the NFL." Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards, wrote "He is and was a true legend in sports and in the community using his platform to help others." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said "Jim Brown was a gifted athlete — one of the most dominant players to ever step on any athletic field — but also a cultural figure who helped promote change." LeBron James, an NBA star, wrote in tribute that "We lost a hero today. Rest in Paradise to the legend Jim Brown. I hope every Black athlete takes the time to educate themselves about this incredible man and what he did to change all of our lives. We all stand on your shoulders Jim Brown." Barack Obama, the 44th president and the first Black president of the United States, wrote, "I was too young to remember Jim Brown's playing days, but I knew his legacy. One of the greatest football players ever, he was also an actor and activist – speaking out on civil rights, and pushing other black athletes to do the same."
Films - which cast members have died?
Jim Brown has been a part of these films.
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1996 American science fiction-comedy film
The Dirty Dozen
1967 film by Robert Aldrich
Any Given Sunday
1999 film by Oliver Stone
The Running Man
1987 action sci-fi movie directed by Paul Michael Glaser
1998 film directed by Joe Dante
Ice Station Zebra
1968 film by John Sturges
2014 film directed by Ivan Reitman
He Got Game
1998 film directed by Spike Lee
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
1988 film by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Dark of the Sun
1968 film by Jack Cardiff
She Hate Me
2004 film by Spike Lee
1969 film by Tom Gries
1996 film by Larry Cohen
I Am Ali
2014 documentary film
1972 film by Jack Starrett
A Huey P. Newton Story
2001 film by Spike Lee
Three the Hard Way
1974 film by Gordon Parks, Jr.
1970 film by Ralph Nelson
1964 American Western film
1968 film by Gordon Flemyng
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
1973 film by Gordon Douglas
Take a Hard Ride
1975 film by Antonio Margheriti
1970 film by John Guillermin
1978 film by James Toback
I Escaped from Devil's Island
1973 film by William Witney
1972 film by Robert Hartford-Davis
Jim Brown: All-American
2002 film by Spike Lee
1970 film by Jerry Paris
1969 drama film from the United States
1973 film by Jonathan Kaplan
The Black Candle
2008 film by M. K. Asante
1969 film by Steve Sekely
2005 film directed by David J. Burke
The Love Bug Rally
1971 film by Rudolf Zehetgruber
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