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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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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Flight instructor for the Army Air Corps during World War I.

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Clarence L. Brown

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A star is when someone says, "To hell with it, let's leave the dishes in the sink and go see Joan Crawford in a movie". See more »


After seeing that many of the finest pictures were produced by World Pictures and Maurice Tourneur, he found his way to Fort Lee, NJ--World Pictures' headquarters--and introduced himself to the director. The studio was looking for an assistant and hired him. Tourneur took him on and Brown remained with him for seven years. See more »

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