Johnny Brown, the actor who played Good Times housing project superintendent Nathan Bookman, has passed away.
Johnny’s daughter Sharon Catherine Brown told TMZ that he slipped into cardiac arrest and collapsed shortly after he left his doctor’s office in Los Angeles on Wednesday. To a local hospital, where he later died, he was brought. She claims that the visit was usual, therefore his death came as a surprise to her.
Sharon revealed the following: “This has been a terrible blow to our family. Devastated. Devastated. I’m in a complete state of shock. Breathing is difficult at best.”
Sammy Davis Jr. was a mentor to Johnny. Johnny’s career took off after Sammy landed him a position on Broadway. Sidney Poitier directed and performed in “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights,” in which he appeared. When Neil Simon saw Johnny in “The Out of Towners,” he knew he had to cast him.
His breakthrough role came in “Good Times,” on the other hand. When he first appeared on the show, it was in the middle of season two.
Jimmie Walker, a co-star on the show, tells TMZ that he’s grieving because he misses his co-star.
A long list of credits includes three seasons on “Laugh In,” “Julia,” “Maude,” and “The Jeffersons,” as well as episodes of “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “Family Matters,” “Sister, Sister,” and “Moonlighting.”