Actor Brock Peters Has Died

August 24, 2005-- Posted at 2:55 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP)_ The actor best known for playing the black man falsely accused of rape in "To Kill A Mockingbird" has died.

His longtime companion Marilyn Darby says Brock Peters died at home in Los Angeles after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

Trekkies knew Peters as Admiral Cartwright from the movies "Star Trek Four" and "Star Trek Six" and the recurring role of Joseph Sisko in "Deep Space Nine."

He also appeared in the movies "Soylent Green," "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones."

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