Brock Peters

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Birth Name: George Fisher

Date of Birth: July 2, 1927

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: August 23, 2005

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Brock Peters was an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Crown in the 1959 version of Porgy and Bess and Tom Robinson in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. He was also billed as Brock G. Peters.

He was the son of Alma A. (Norford) and Sonnie Fisher, a sailor. He was married to Dolores Daniels, until her death, with whom he had a daughter.

His father is sometimes described on the internet as Senegalese. This is not accurate. He was an African-American, from Jacksonville, Florida.

Brock’s paternal grandfather was named Lewis/Louis Fisher.

Brock’s paternal grandmother was named Ellen Garden/Gordon.

Brock’s maternal grandfather was named William Norford.

Brock’s maternal grandmother was named Ellen Brown.

Source: Marriage record of Brock’s parents –


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1 Response

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    Never realize how much voice work (in cartoons)this guy did

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