‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ star Ricou Browning dead at 93

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Ricou Browning, an actor and stuntman who brought to life the title monster in the film classic “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” died last week at age 93, his family said Sunday. Browning died of natural causes in Southwest Ranches, Florida, his daughter told The Hollywood Reporter. “He had a fabulous career in the film industry, providing wonderful entertainment for past and future generations,” Kim Browning said. Browning suited up as the Gill-Man for the underwater scenes in 1954′s “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” while Ben Chapman played the monster on land. The Florida-born Browning ret…

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