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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)
(1949)
Anna Christie Director
(1930)
A Free Soul Director
(1931)

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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 »

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Clarence L. Brown
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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 »

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Directed 10 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler, Beulah Bondi, Charles Boyer, Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere, Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman. Barrymore and Revere won Oscars for their performances in one of Brown's movies. See more »

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