Sally Brophy

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Sally Brophy
BornSally Cullen Brophy
(1928-12-14)December 14, 1928
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
DiedSeptember 18, 2007(2007-09-18) (aged 78)
Princeton, New Jersey
Spouse(s)George Goodman; 2 children
 
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Sally Brophy
BornSally Cullen Brophy
(1928-12-14)December 14, 1928
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
DiedSeptember 18, 2007(2007-09-18) (aged 78)
Princeton, New Jersey
Spouse(s)George Goodman; 2 children

Sally Cullen Brophy (December 14, 1928 – September 18, 2007) was a Broadway and television actress and college theatre arts professor.

Actress[edit]

Brophy was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She studied at the Royal Academy in London, and then pursued a career on Broadway. In 1951 she was an understudy in Second Threshold. In 1954–1955, she starred as the grown-up "Wendy" in Peter Pan. In 1954, she guest starred on an episode of the CBS crime drama, The Public Defender, starring Reed Hadley. The next year, she appeared in the episodes "In Nebraska" and "The Long Road to Tucson" in the roles of Lucy Miller and Sister Michael, respectively, of NBC's western anthology television series Frontier.

Her other television appearances included the Rod Cameron syndicated series State Trooper and in the Frank Lovejoy 1957–1958 NBC detective series, Meet McGraw.

In 1958, she was cast as co-star in the NBC western series Buckskin, a summer replacement series for The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. Brophy played widow Annie O'Connell, who ran a boarding house in the fictitious "Old West" town of Buckskin, Montana. The other stars were Tom Nolan, as Annie's ten-year-old son Jody, who was the narrator, and Mike Road, as Marshal Tom Sellers. Buckskin ran for thirty-nine episodes from 1958 to 1959. Brophy and Nolan also appeared together in the March 5, 1959, episode of The Ford Show.[1]

After Buckskin, Brophy had several additional guest roles, her last having been in 1965 on Richard Crenna's CBS drama, Slattery's People.

Family[edit]

In 1961, she married George Goodman, an investment manager and financial reporter, who later became a best-selling author and TV personality under the name of "Adam Smith"; he survived her. The couple had two children. When Brophy retired from acting, the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey.

Teaching career[edit]

She joined the faculty of Rider University (then Rider College) in nearby Lawrenceville, where she taught theater arts. She also directed student productions at Princeton University.

Death[edit]

She died in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of seventy-eight of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ford Show Episode Guide". ernieford.com. Retrieved November 23, 2010.