Brock Peters

Brock Peters

Performer

Brock Peters, the singer and actor known for films, plays and musicals — including playing the role of the cornered defendant in Hollywood's "To Kill a Mockingbird" — died Aug. 23, 2005, in his Los Angeles home, according to The New York Times. Mr. Peters was 78. The cause of death was complications of pancreatic cancer, AP reported.

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  • Born: Jul 2, 1927 in New York, New York
  • Death: Aug 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, California

Roles (6)

Lost in the Stars Playbill - April 1972 Lost in the Stars (1972)
Opened Apr 18, 1972
  • as Stephen Kumalo (Original)
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Production Placeholder The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1966)
Opened Mar 24, 1966
  • as Arkadi Tscheidse, storyteller (Original)
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Kwamina Playbill - Oct 1961 Kwamina (1961)
Opened Oct 23, 1961
  • as Obitsebi (Original)
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The Body Beautiful Playbill - Feb 1958 The Body Beautiful (1958)
Opened Jan 23, 1958
  • as Singer (Original)
  • as Harry (Understudy - Original)
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Mister Johnson Playbill - March 1956 Mister Johnson (1956)
Opened Mar 29, 1956
  • as Ajali (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1972 Outstanding Performance Lost in the Stars Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1972 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Lost in the Stars Winner
Tony Award
1973 Actor in a Musical Lost in the Stars Nominee