May 8, 2014
Peter Brown: Buddy-Bonding Cowboy of the 1950s
He's Peter Brown, a heart throb to the first generation of Baby Boomers.
Born in New York in 1935, he graduated from UCLA and hit Hollywood in 1957. Guest bits on swinging detective and Western shows landed him his most famous role, Lawman (1958-62)
Sounds like a lot of gay subtext potential. No wonder the first generation of Boomers remembers it fondly.
Next came some Disney movies, the sexploitation Kitten with a Whip (1964), and the surfing-buddy movie Ride the Wild Surf (1964), also starring teen crooner Fabian Forte.
I've already discussed its many gay subtexts.
Then came more guest spots, soap operas, sexploitation movies like Teenage Tease (1971) and Foxy Brown (1974), and bad horror movies like Piranha (1972). He was very busy as an actor, but his glory days were obviously past.
You can see more pictures of Peter Brown on Fabian Forte on the Beach.