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About Oscar Brown

Oscar Brown Jr. (October 10, 1926 – May 29, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor. Aside from his career, Brown ran unsuccessfully for office in both the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Congress. Brown wrote many songs (125 have been published), 12 albums, and more than a dozen musical plays.

Early life and education

Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to Oscar Brown Sr. and Helen (née Clark). Brown's father was an attorney and real estate broker. Brown's first acting debut was on the radio show Secret City at the age of 15. For high school, Brown attended Englewood Technical Prep Academy (then known as Englewood High School). After high school, Brown attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Lincoln University but later dropped out.

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