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Clarence Brown (I) (1890–1987)

Clarence Leon Brown was the son of Larkin Harry and Catherine Ann (Gaw) Brown of Clinton, Massachusetts. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1905 and from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in mechanical and electrical engineering in 1912. After graduation Brown ... See full bio »

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I direct children as I direct adults, always trying to understand their personalities, and to make them trust me wholeheartedly. Children have a very keen mental perception. They know when you speak to them condescendingly or try to trick them into doing something. See more »

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Tied with Robert Altman and Alfred Hitchcock for the most nominations for best director (5) at the Academy Awards without a single win. Martin Scorsese had been part or this group before his win for The Departed (2006)on his 6th nomination. See more »

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