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November 20, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samuel R. Browne, who overcame the prejudice of his contemporaries and the challenges of a traditional music curriculum to become one of the first black teachers in the Los Angeles secondary school system, has died, it was learned Wednesday. Mentor to such famous jazz figures as Dexter Gordon, O.C. Smith, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Collette and Art Farmer and a musical figure in his own right for many years, Browne was 85 when he died Friday of the complications of age at his Los Angeles home.
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November 20, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samuel R. Browne, who overcame the prejudice of his contemporaries and the challenges of a traditional music curriculum to become one of the first black teachers in the Los Angeles secondary school system, has died, it was learned Wednesday. Mentor to such famous jazz figures as Dexter Gordon, O.C. Smith, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Collette and Art Farmer and a musical figure in his own right for many years, Browne was 85 when he died Friday of the complications of age at his Los Angeles home.
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