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

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[on the first movies he ever saw c. 1912] In those days movies were nothing more than penny arcade entertainment. During my lunch hours UI used to go into 'shooting galleries,' as we called theaters then, and look at pictures. Gradually I had the feeling that I would like to try them. See more »

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Brown graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1910 at age 19 with a double degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. See more »

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