He was one of the replacements for original star Frank Fay
as Elwood P. Dowd in the first Broadway production of "Harvey".
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[In 1952] I'm not the comedian I once was. A comedian has to be slightly insulting, comedy has to be 70 per cent insults, and I'm always afraid today when I say something funny it may hurt someone. If another comic makes a crack about my mouth, I just can't insult him back.
An ardent opponent of the Nazi regime, in 1939 Brown testified before the House Immigration Committee in support of a bill that would allow 20,000 German-Jewish refugee children into the United States. He would later adopt two German-Jewish refugee boys himself.