Lansing Brown, Jr.

Photographer, Visual Artist

1900 – 1962

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Who was Lansing Brown, Jr.?

Lansing "Lansa" Brown, Jr. was an American photographer.

Brown is often recalled for a tragic event on September 2, 1934. Brown accidentally shot and killed his friend, crooner Russ Columbo, when an antique pistol discharged and the bullet ricocheted into Columbo's skull.

After Columbo's death, Brown was cleared of all charges, but he remained deeply affected by the incident.

Brown served in the military during World War II as a photography instructor. He died of a stroke at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.

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Born
Aug 24, 1900
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Feb 16, 1962

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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