Georg Stanford Brown and Tyne Daly started their love affair in the 1960s. The two Hollywood actors only dated for five months before they decided they were going to be together for the rest of their lives.
Their interracial marriage was regarded as taboo and never heard of, but they were able to defeat all odds and stick together.
They married on June 1, 1966, which was before interracial marriage was legalized in the US.
At the age of seven, Georg Stanford Brown had moved from Havana to Harlem and at the age of 10 moved to LA, where he completed his education and majored in Theatre Arts.
At first, he choose theatre arts as he wanted to do something easy, but he ended up enjoying it and making the best out of it.
Brown returned to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, working as a school janitor to pay his tuition, earning $80 a week.
It was there he met his wife Tyne Daly as they both studied under Philip Burton, Richard Burton’s mentor.
Brown is best known for his role in stars of the ABC television series “The Rookies” that aired from 1972 to 1976 as Officer Terry Webster.
Before Brown got married to Tyne Daly, she was an American actor and a singer who was already a household name.
She’s best known for her role in Mary Beth Lacey, the gun-toting working-mother cop in the hit show “Cagney and Lacey.”
The couple faced a lot of backlashes because they weren’t of the same skin color. The height of it all was after appearing on an episode of ”The Rookies” where they shared a kiss together. Many wanted the scene deleted, but they didn’t listen to what people had to say.
In an interview with the Washington Post in 1985, Daly said she never saw being married to Brown as interracial. She does not, she says, “like pigeonholes.”
She is married to “another member of the human race. I gave up categories a long time ago,” she added.
Describing her marriage to Brown, Daly said: “I have a good and interesting marriage that has gone on for quite some time and he’s an interesting fellow and we have some fascinating young children . . .”
After 24 years of marriage, the couple divorced for irreconcilable differences in 1990.
Even if they didn’t stay until the end, they will always be remembered as the marriage which stood the test of time.