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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
Anna Karenina Director
(1935)
Intruder in the Dust
(1949)
Anna Christie
Anna Christie Director
(1930)
The Human Comedy
The Human Comedy Director
(1943)

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

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Clarence L. Brown
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[on the first movies he ever saw c. 1912] In those days movies were nothing more than penny arcade entertainment. During my lunch hours I used to go into"'shooting galleries", as we called theaters then, and look at pictures. Gradually I had the feeling that I would like to try them. 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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