Himan Brown 1910-2010

Himan Brown with granddaughter Melina Brown

Radio pioneer Himan Brown (we featured Brown's CBS Radio Mystery Theater last year) has died; he was 99.

"There is a banality in the phrase 'the spoken word,'" Himan says. "I am not interested in people who can 'speak the word' unless they use the voice to connect with other people."

"The people I worked with were creative people in every sense of the word," he continues. "Morris Carnovsky, Peter Lorre, Agnes Moorhead … all those people are gone now."
——Himan Brown in 2006