Friday, April 13, 2007
Roscoe Lee Browne dies
The two things I remember Roscoe Lee Browne for as I grew up in the 70's were his narration on The Story of Star Wars LP, I would sit for hours listening to that album and looking through the 16 page booklet of Star Wars pics, it's hard to imagine atime before VHS and DVD but this album was the only way to experience Star Wars for me outside of the cinema. He also played the voice of the robot 'Box' in Logan's Run, his job was to freeze animals to provide food for the dome. He is quoted as saying "Fish, and plankton, and sea greens, and protein from the sea. It's all here. Ready! Fresh as harvest day!" He is surrounded by things like a frozen walrus, birds, etc.... and Jenny Agutter wearing nothing but a fur skin rug.
I didn't really follow Roscoe's career and the only other movie that springs to mind that I seen him in was Roland Emmerich's Moon 44, he was also the narrator for the film Babe and did the voice of Mr Arrow in Disney's Treasure Planet, but his memorable voice reading Star Wars to me from that album as an 11 year old will stick with me.
Rest in peace Roscoe.
Posted by Andrew Glazebrook at 3:16 AM