Tommy Brown

Johnny Cash

EPISODE 24


Columbo Villains -  Tommy Brown

Last Words to Columbo: "Cause it was getting to me and I'm glad it's over"



In "Swan Song" Tommy Brown (played by Johnny Cash) a successful country and gospel singer is at odds with his wife, who demands that he donate his earnings to the christian cause. When he finally decides to end the marriage, she threatens to expose his sexual relations with an underage backup singer, with the support of the girl's family. In response, the singer concocts a devious plan to eliminate both his wife and the underage girl. He plans to make the murder appear as a plane crash where he is the sole survivor.
Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, and actor who is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was born on February 26, 1932 in Arkansas and grew up listening to gospel music. He began his career in music in the mid-1950s and became known for his unique sound, blending country, rockabilly, and folk music. Some of his most famous songs include "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire," and "Folsom Prison Blues." Cash's music often reflected the struggles and hardships of working-class Americans, and he became known for his deep, distinctive voice and rebellious image. He also acted in several films and TV shows, including "The Johnny Cash Show" and "Little House on the Prairie." Cash struggled with drug addiction throughout much of his life, but eventually overcame it and became a vocal advocate for prison reform and other social causes. He died on September 12, 2003 at the age of 71.