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May 10, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Australian actor Bryan Brown has a heroic presence that has almost never been properly exploited in the movies. Playing Dian Fossey's lover in "Gorillas in the Mist," he fit right into that film's teeming junglescapes. But epics like TV's "The Thorn Birds" and "Tai-Pan" didn't do anything for him. Neither did a movie like "Cocktail," where he got to juggle beer bottles in the course of being upstaged by Tom Cruise--through force of stardom, not force of talent.
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December 4, 2003 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Detectives on Wednesday were investigating an overnight shooting inside a South Los Angeles home that took the lives of two aspiring musicians. Edmund Oreefe Brown, 28, and Bryan Du'wan Brown, 23, who were not related, were killed by gunfire inside a house at 84th Street and Van Ness Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Scot Williams. Neither victim was involved with gangs, he said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS
At once virile and sensitive, Bryan Brown is always an exciting presence on the screen or the tube, but not even he can lift "Devlin" (at 9 tonight on Showtime) above the routine. In the film's best-drawn role, he's a tough New York cop, a recovered alcoholic who finds himself framed for the murder of his brother-in-law, a mayoral candidate.
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May 26, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rachel Ward was the leggy British model-turned-actress who had starred in the movies "Sharky's Machine" and "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Australian Bryan Brown was making his mark in such international hits as "Breaker Morant" and was well on his way to heartthrob status. The two rising stars met and fell in love 18 years ago while making the classic Emmy Award-winning miniseries "The Thorn Birds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bryan F. Brown, Orange County's celebrated homicide prosecutor who won convictions of two of the state's most notorious serial killers, announced his resignation Wednesday from the district attorney's office, where he has spent his entire career. Brown, who recently turned 50, will go into private practice with Newport Beach civil attorney Richard R. Farnell, a former prosecutor who was close to Brown when they were colleagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rachel Ward was the leggy British model-turned-actress who had starred in the movies "Sharky's Machine" and "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Australian Bryan Brown was making his mark in such international hits as "Breaker Morant" and was well on his way to heartthrob status. The two rising stars met and fell in love 18 years ago while making the classic Emmy Award-winning miniseries "The Thorn Birds."
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | MICHAEL BELL
"F/X" (1986), directed by Robert Mandel. 109 minutes. Rated R. This gripping thriller stars Australian actor Bryan Brown as an F/X (film abbreviation for "special effects") man hired by the Feds to stage the fake assassination of a crime boss planning to testify against the mob. More twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2003 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Detectives on Wednesday were investigating an overnight shooting inside a South Los Angeles home that took the lives of two aspiring musicians. Edmund Oreefe Brown, 28, and Bryan Du'wan Brown, 23, who were not related, were killed by gunfire inside a house at 84th Street and Van Ness Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Scot Williams. Neither victim was involved with gangs, he said.
NEWS
April 20, 1992 | Jerry Hicks
PAY UP TIME? Bryan Brown, who prosecuted five of Orange County's 22 men on Death Row, is now in private practice but hasn't changed his pro-capital punishment views. . . . Because of lengthy appeals, it appears that all 22 will live at least 10 years past the date of their death sentences. . . . "That much extra life is more than they deserve," says Brown. "We've done everything in our power to guarantee their rights. It's time to pay up."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jury deliberations began Thursday in the murder retrial of John George Brown after attorneys finished closing arguments that offered starkly different versions of a bloody 1980 Garden Grove shootout that left a police officer dead and four other people injured. Brown was sentenced to death in 1982 after a jury convicted him of killing 27-year-old Donald Reed, who with three other officers tried to arrest him at a bar on drug and assault charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | Jerry Hicks
A huge old structure, faded red, stands along Garden Grove Boulevard just east of Beach Boulevard, run down and long abandoned. It was built to resemble a hay barn, even down to the crossed-board shutters in the loft. It once housed the Cripple Creek Saloon, Garden Grove's rowdiest nightclub. I go by there frequently, and each time, I think back to that balmy night in June 1980, when the Cripple Creek was the scene of one of the county's most sensational murders.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS
At once virile and sensitive, Bryan Brown is always an exciting presence on the screen or the tube, but not even he can lift "Devlin" (at 9 tonight on Showtime) above the routine. In the film's best-drawn role, he's a tough New York cop, a recovered alcoholic who finds himself framed for the murder of his brother-in-law, a mayoral candidate.
NEWS
April 20, 1992 | Jerry Hicks
PAY UP TIME? Bryan Brown, who prosecuted five of Orange County's 22 men on Death Row, is now in private practice but hasn't changed his pro-capital punishment views. . . . Because of lengthy appeals, it appears that all 22 will live at least 10 years past the date of their death sentences. . . . "That much extra life is more than they deserve," says Brown. "We've done everything in our power to guarantee their rights. It's time to pay up."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bryan F. Brown, Orange County's celebrated homicide prosecutor who won convictions of two of the state's most notorious serial killers, announced his resignation Wednesday from the district attorney's office, where he has spent his entire career. Brown, who recently turned 50, will go into private practice with Newport Beach civil attorney Richard R. Farnell, a former prosecutor who was close to Brown when they were colleagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Australian actor Bryan Brown has a heroic presence that has almost never been properly exploited in the movies. Playing Dian Fossey's lover in "Gorillas in the Mist," he fit right into that film's teeming junglescapes. But epics like TV's "The Thorn Birds" and "Tai-Pan" didn't do anything for him. Neither did a movie like "Cocktail," where he got to juggle beer bottles in the course of being upstaged by Tom Cruise--through force of stardom, not force of talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | Jerry Hicks
A huge old structure, faded red, stands along Garden Grove Boulevard just east of Beach Boulevard, run down and long abandoned. It was built to resemble a hay barn, even down to the crossed-board shutters in the loft. It once housed the Cripple Creek Saloon, Garden Grove's rowdiest nightclub. I go by there frequently, and each time, I think back to that balmy night in June 1980, when the Cripple Creek was the scene of one of the county's most sensational murders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jury deliberations began Thursday in the murder retrial of John George Brown after attorneys finished closing arguments that offered starkly different versions of a bloody 1980 Garden Grove shootout that left a police officer dead and four other people injured. Brown was sentenced to death in 1982 after a jury convicted him of killing 27-year-old Donald Reed, who with three other officers tried to arrest him at a bar on drug and assault charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi Monday announced the appointment of three new administrators, completing the first transformation of the office's top management tier in 25 years. Named as assistant district attorneys were Bryan F. Brown, Jan J. Nolan and Brent F. Romney. Nolan and Romney supported Capizzi when he ran for district attorney last year. Brown chose not to participate in any election campaign. The three assumed their new duties Monday.
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