Hollywood stars Georg Stanford Brown and Tyne Daly were only dating for five months before they knew they wanted to be together forever.
During the 1960s, when they fell in love, marrying someone of a different race was frowned upon and even against the law.
They got married on June 1, 1966, just one year before it was allowed for people of different races to marry anywhere in the U.S. In 1960, weddings between people of different races were illegal in 31 U.S. states.
Georg Stanford Brown moved from Havana to Harlem when he was only seven centuries old. After that, when he was 17, he moved to Los Angeles and ended school there, focusing on theater arts.
To begin with, Georg Stanford Brown chose theater arts because he believed it would be simple. He liked it a lot in the end. He studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy after moving back to New York. For $80 a week, he worked as a cleaner to pay for school.
He met his future wife, Tyne Daly, while he was there for school. Philip Burton taught both of them. Richard Burton learned from Philip Burton.
People know Brown best for his role as Officer Terry Webster on the ABC show “The Rookies.” They had the show from 1972 to 1976.
Beyond his part on “The Rookies,” Georg Stanford Brown was well-known for his portrayal of Tom Harvey in the miniseries “Roots.”
Brown played and directed a lot of different parts in movies over the course of his career. He was Henri Philipot in “The Comedians” and Dr. Willard in “Bullitt.” His role as Lew Gilbert in “The Jesse Owens Story” in 1984 was enormous.
After getting married to American singer and actress Tyne Daly, Brown was already famous for her part as Mary Beth Lacey on the hit TV show “Cagney and Lacey.” Women’s tough cop Mary Beth Lacey was also a mom, and the show was a big hit.
When they got married, they had to deal with racism, but they decided to ignore it until they were on an episode of “The Rookies” together and kissed for the first time on TV.
The scene was supposed to be taken down by the network, but the couple stood their ground, taped it, and showed it without any problems from their friends and family.
In 1985, Daly told the Washington Post that she never thought of her marriage to Brown as “interracial.” According to her, she doesn’t “like pigeonholes.”
He is “another member of the human race.” “Long ago, I stopped using categories,” she said.
They have three girls together. Their names are Georg Stanford Brown and Tyne Daly. They were born on December 12, 1967, Alisabeth Brown; February 10, 1971, Kathryne Dora Brown; and October 1, 1985, Alyxandra Beatris Brown.
When Alyxandra, their youngest daughter, was born, Tyne Daly said something interesting. She explained, “We wrote ‘human’ under ‘race,’ ‘yes’ under’sex,’ and ‘citizen of the world’ under ‘ethnic origin’ on her birth certificate.”
“I have a good and interesting marriage that has gone on for quite some time,” Daly said about her marriage to Brown.
When Brown moved on to directing, he got the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Director in a Drama Series in 1986. This prize was given to him for directing the last episode of “Cagney & Lacey.”
At the same time, Daly kept working as an actress. She was in a lot of Broadway shows. Madame Arkadina in “The Seagull” (1992), Cynthia Nixon in “Rabbit Hole” (2006), and Maria Callas in “Master Class” (2011) are some of her most well-known parts.
Brown and Daly filed for divorce in 1990, after being married for 24 years. They had been married for a long time, but they couldn’t work out their differences, so they had to end it.
They got a divorce after being together for more than twenty years, but their love and drive to get past prejudice are still inspiring.