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|Born||Sally Cullen Brophy|
December 14, 1928
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
|Died||September 18, 2007 (aged 78)|
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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 1955, 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.
Starting in 1953, she also appeared many times on television as a guest player in non-recurring roles, including an appearance on Rod Cameron's syndicated series State Trooper. She appeared too in Frank Lovejoy's 1957-1958 NBC detective series, Meet McGraw.
In 1958, she was cast as co-star in the NBC western series Buckskin. 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.
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. Brophy retired from acting in 1965, when the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey.