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Loren Bray
Loren Bray
Biographical Information
Status: Alive
Race: White
Occupation: Owner of the general store
Origin: Colorado Springs
Wife: Maude Bray

Partner: Marjorie Quinn

Children: Abagail Sully † (Daughter)

[Hanna Sully]] † (Granddaughter)

Family: Olive Davis † (Sister)
Byron Sully (son-in-law)
Dorothy Jennings (sister-in-law)
Production Details
Actor: Guy Boyd (pilot)
Orson Bean (series)
First Appearance: Pilot
Last Appearance: *Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The Movie
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He is played by Guy Boyd in the Pilot episode, and by Orson Bean for the rest of the series.

Loren Bray is the grumpy, widowed owner of the town's general store whose only real adult friends are Jake, Hank, and Dorothy. His best friend is Brian, whom he got to know from Brian's frequent visits to the store for candy. They form a close bond with Loren often taking on a grandfatherly role in which he teaches Brian many of life's hard lessons.

Loren could be described as quite bigoted, and is often quick to join the mob. In one infamous episode (The First Circle), Loren -- along with several of the townsfolk -- joins the KKK and tries to hang Robert E.. He is sexist, refusing oftentimes to help or be helped by women who are not conforming to traditional gender roles. He is outspoken against immigrants and the native Cheyenne population, with the exception of Cloud Dancing whom he grows to consider a "good Indian."

He is the father to Abagail Sully, Byron Sully's first wife, whom he loses when she dies during child birth. His wife Maude dies in the pilot episode from a coronary embolism.

In season 4, Loren proposes to Dorothy Jennings, his late wife's sister, but rescinds his proposal after suffering a stroke that puts him in a temporary coma.

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Quotes[]

  • "What she doesn't know, won't hurt us." (The Train) after being asked by Jake if they should tell Dr. Mike their plan

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Mr. Bray †
   
   
Mrs. Bray †
   
   
   
   
Mother †
   
   
Father †
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Olive Davis
   
   
Loren Bray
   
   
Maude Bray
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dorothy Jennings
   
   
Marcus Jennings
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Abagail Sully
   
   
Byron Sully
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hanna Sully
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tom Jennings
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