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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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Anna Karenina Director
(1935)
The Human Comedy Director
(1943)
Anna Christie Director
(1930)
A Free Soul Director
(1931)

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Other Works:

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

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Clarence L. Brown

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Marian Ruth Spies  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I direct children as I direct adults, always trying to understand their personalities, and to make them trust me wholeheartedly. Children have a very keen mental perception. They know when you speak to them condescendingly or try to trick them into doing something. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 63-66. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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