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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 »

Known For

National Velvet
National Velvet Director
(1944)
The Yearling
The Yearling Director
(1946)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Director
(1935)
Intruder in the Dust
(1949)

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

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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 »

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At six, he holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for Best Director without a win. He was nominated for Anna Christie (1930), Romance (1930), A Free Soul (1931), The Human Comedy (1943), National Velvet (1944) and The Yearling (1946). See more »

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