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Browns re-enact hunt for John Wilkes Booth


Last updated 4/17/2008 at Noon

Jerry and Colleen Brown (center, next to Abraham Lincoln) participate in the History Channel documentary

Two members of Rainbow’s Brown family participated in a re-enactment of the search for John Wilkes Booth as part of a History Channel documentary aired December 23.

Jerry Brown played William Rollins, a Virginia fisherman and farmer who encountered Booth and David Herold while the manhunt for President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin and the co-conspirator was taking place. Jerry’s wife, Colleen, played Rollins’ wife, Betsy.

Colleen also appeared at a party prior to Lincoln’s assassination in “The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth,” and her hands but not her face were shown in the scene...

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