Browns re-enact hunt for John Wilkes Booth
Last updated 4/17/2008 at Noon
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...