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July 28, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
A man already serving a life sentence for killing a teenage girl has claimed responsibility in 47 other slayings -- a 25-year cross-country spree that, if true, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, officials here said Thursday. Authorities said they had confirmed the details in at least seven of the murders Robert Browne claims to have committed.
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July 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert "Buck" Brown, 71, the cartoonist who created Playboy magazine's infamously naughty "Granny" character, died July 2 in suburban Chicago after suffering a stroke, according to his daughter, Tracy Hill. Brown, an African American, was a leading artist whose work was filled with social commentary about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Although he was most famous for his cartoons, Brown also was a noted painter of what he called "soul genre paintings" -- humorous, slice-of-life images.
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August 10, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The slight, silver-haired man sat in front of the shackled killer and asked: "Do you know who I am?" Charlie Hess watched the prisoner struggle to recognize him. It should have been easy. Hess had recently sent Robert Charles Browne a photo of himself, his 5-foot-6 frame dwarfed by a yellowfin tuna he had caught during a vacation in Baja California.
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August 10, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The slight, silver-haired man sat in front of the shackled killer and asked: "Do you know who I am?" Charlie Hess watched the prisoner struggle to recognize him. It should have been easy. Hess had recently sent Robert Charles Browne a photo of himself, his 5-foot-6 frame dwarfed by a yellowfin tuna he had caught during a vacation in Baja California.
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September 8, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert McAfee Brown, a liberal Presbyterian theologian who initiated dialogue and cooperation among religions and brought liberation theology to the attention of the mainstream church, has died. He was 81. Brown, who lived in Palo Alto and had a summer home in Heath, Mass., died Tuesday at a nursing home in Greenfield, Mass., after suffering a fall three weeks ago. Throughout his career as a theology teacher and author, Brown put his strong convictions into action.
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September 27, 1998
Robert H. Brown, a 60-year Ventura County resident, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was 81. Brown, a Ventura resident, was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Oswego, Kan., to George and Goldie Brown. He served in the merchant marine during World War II and was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. He was a retired operating engineer. Brown made daily visits to a senior citizens activity center on Ventura Avenue. His friends described him as a union supporter and a longtime Democrat.
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May 21, 1995
A resident of Oxnard for 40 years, Robert Clayton (Bob) Brown died at his home Thursday evening surrounded by his friends and family. Born in Somerset, Mass., Clayton was a resident of Massachusetts prior to moving to Ventura County, where he owned and operated Oxnard Ambulance for more than 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Cari Brown of Ventura; son and daughter-in-law Marc and Michelle Brown of Aliso Viejo; his former wife, Nedra Brown of Oxnard, and a grandson.
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November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Brown, 82, a British character actor best known for playing spy boss M in four James Bond movies, died of undisclosed causes Nov. 11 at his home in Dorset, England. Brown took over as the enigmatic M in "Octopussy" in 1983 after the death of the role's originator, Bernard Lee. Brown had first appeared in the Bond series six years earlier as Admiral Hargreaves in "The Spy Who Loved Me." Born in Dorset, he began his acting career after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II.
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August 13, 2004
Robert S. Browne, 79, the founder and chairman of the Twenty-First Century Foundation, one of the few black endowed foundations in the country, died Aug. 5 of heart failure at a hospital in West Haverstraw, N.Y. The Chicago native earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and an MBA at the University of Chicago. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he began his career teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans.
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July 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert "Buck" Brown, 71, the cartoonist who created Playboy magazine's infamously naughty "Granny" character, died July 2 in suburban Chicago after suffering a stroke, according to his daughter, Tracy Hill. Brown, an African American, was a leading artist whose work was filled with social commentary about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Although he was most famous for his cartoons, Brown also was a noted painter of what he called "soul genre paintings" -- humorous, slice-of-life images.
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July 29, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Police around the country combed through their files Friday following an imprisoned Colorado man's claim that he killed 48 people during a cross-country spree that lasted three decades. Robert Browne, serving a life sentence for murdering a 13-year-old girl outside Colorado Springs in 1991, has provided enough detail for the El Paso County Sheriff's Department to verify six other killings, including the 1987 strangulation of a 15-year-old here to which Browne pleaded guilty Thursday.
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July 28, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
A man already serving a life sentence for killing a teenage girl has claimed responsibility in 47 other slayings -- a 25-year cross-country spree that, if true, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, officials here said Thursday. Authorities said they had confirmed the details in at least seven of the murders Robert Browne claims to have committed.
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August 13, 2004
Robert S. Browne, 79, the founder and chairman of the Twenty-First Century Foundation, one of the few black endowed foundations in the country, died Aug. 5 of heart failure at a hospital in West Haverstraw, N.Y. The Chicago native earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and an MBA at the University of Chicago. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he began his career teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans.
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December 28, 2003 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
Kim HUBER sings the last goodbye of the final bittersweet song of "The Last Five Years" and then tells the director, "This is the loneliest play I've ever been in." It's a joke. Sort of. The sung-through musical by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown traces a five-year relationship from courtship to court filings. The characters traverse time headed in opposite directions: He begins after their first date while she begins at their separation.
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November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Brown, 82, a British character actor best known for playing spy boss M in four James Bond movies, died of undisclosed causes Nov. 11 at his home in Dorset, England. Brown took over as the enigmatic M in "Octopussy" in 1983 after the death of the role's originator, Bernard Lee. Brown had first appeared in the Bond series six years earlier as Admiral Hargreaves in "The Spy Who Loved Me." Born in Dorset, he began his acting career after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II.
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September 8, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert McAfee Brown, a liberal Presbyterian theologian who initiated dialogue and cooperation among religions and brought liberation theology to the attention of the mainstream church, has died. He was 81. Brown, who lived in Palo Alto and had a summer home in Heath, Mass., died Tuesday at a nursing home in Greenfield, Mass., after suffering a fall three weeks ago. Throughout his career as a theology teacher and author, Brown put his strong convictions into action.
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December 3, 1991
The story gets no easier to read, no matter how many times we try: Toddler Robert Brown died last month, allegedly beaten to death by a foster mother paid by Los Angeles County to care for him. The 23-month-old boy had been born sickly and underweight to a drug-addicted, transient mother and a father who was in prison. But the tragedy of Robert Brown's life is not unique.
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September 29, 1998
Robert H. Brown, 81, of Ventura died Friday after a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 2, 1917, in Oswego, Kan., Brown had lived in Ventura County for the past 60 years. A staunch union supporter and Democrat, Brown "loved to bait you into debating union versus nonunion with him," said his son, Jerry of Somis. In his retirement, Brown made daily visits to the Ventura Avenue Senior Citizens Center for games of pool and cards.
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