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Herb Braha

  • Birthplace: Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: September 18
Date of passing: 
February 06, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

Herb Braha, also known as Herbie Braha, or his stage name Herb Simon, was an actor best known for his role as the star of the long-running musical Godspell, Stephen Schwartz’s pop retelling of the story of Jesus. The performer was a part of the original cast of the eventual Broadway hit, which opened in 1971 at the Cherry Lane Theater in Greenwich VIllage.

Braha also appeared on television, including the series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Kojak, The Amazing Spider-Man, Charlie’s Angels, Soap, Happy Days and Remington Steele.

Additionally, he appeared in the films The Ski Bum, with Charlotte Rampling; Oliver’s Story, with Ryan O’Neal and Candice Bergen; The Howling, with Dee Wallace; and Some Kind of Hero, starring Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder.

Braha graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in drama before moving to New York. He later founded the costume shop Richard the Thread, which supplied material to both the Iron Man and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

Herb Braha, also known as Herbie Braha, or his stage name Herb Simon, was an actor best known for his role as the star of the long-running musical Godspell, Stephen Schwartz’s pop retelling of the story of Jesus. The performer was a part of the original cast of the eventual Broadway hit, which opened in 1971 at the Cherry Lane Theater in Greenwich VIllage.

Braha also appeared on television, including the series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Kojak, The Amazing Spider-Man, Charlie’s Angels, Soap, Happy Days and Remington Steele.

Additionally, he appeared in the films The Ski Bum, with Charlotte Rampling; Oliver’s Story, with Ryan O’Neal and Candice Bergen; The Howling, with Dee Wallace; and Some Kind of Hero, starring Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder.

Braha graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in drama before moving to New York. He later founded the costume shop Richard the Thread, which supplied material to both the Iron Man and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

He died February 6, 2016, in Los Angeles. He was 69.

 

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