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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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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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[on Greta Garbo] She has this great appeal to the world because she expresses her emotions by thinking them. Garbo does not need gestures and movements to convey happiness, despair, hope and disappointment, joy or tragedy. She registers her feelings literally by radiating her thoughts to you. See more »

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The governor of Tennessee declared May 27, 1970, as Clarence Brown Day with the start of the inaugural film festival in the 626 Clarence Brown Theater on the campus of the University of Tennessee. See more »

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