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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 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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

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Working with Garbo was easy because she trusted me. I never directed her in anything above a whisper. She was very shy, so we'd go through the changes I wanted in a little quiet whisper off in the corner, without letting others know what I was telling her. I learned through experience that Garbo had something behind the eyes that told the whole story that I couldn't see from my distance. ... See more »

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Had one daughter, Adrienne (sometimes given as Arabella), by his first wife in 1917. See more »

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