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Joe E. Brown (1892–1973)


Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville theaters. Joe later began adding comedy bits into his ... See full bio »

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Some Like It Hot Osgood Fielding III
(1959)
(1963)
Riding on Air Elmer Lane
(1937)
Show Boat Cap'n Andy Hawks
(1951)

Filmography

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 1955-1964 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Diamond 'Dimey' Vine
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... Diamond 'Dimey' Vine
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors
Cemetery Keeper
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Union Official
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Sam Butler
- Journey to Nineveh (1962) ... Sam Butler
 1961 Westinghouse Preview Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Canover
- Five's a Family (1961) ... Harry Canover
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mitchell Carson
- Olive's Dream Man (1960) ... Mitchell Carson
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Osgood Fielding III
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Fort Kearney Station Master
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
Joe Brown
- The Joe E. Brown Show (1956) ... Joe Brown
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Earl Hall
- The Golden Key (1956) ... Earl Hall
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Charles Hollister
- Sock and the Proxy Marriage (1956) ... Charles Hollister
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Vail
- The Silent Partner (1955) ... Arthur Vail
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Meet Mr. Justice (1955)
 1952 The Buick Circus Hour (TV Series)
The Clown
- Premiere Show (1952) ... The Clown
 1951 Toast to Our Brother (Short)
 1951 Show Boat
Cap'n Andy Hawks
 1948 The Tender Years
Rev. Will Norris
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Joe E. Brown
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Eddie Hall
 1944 Casanova in Burlesque
Joseph M. Kelly Jr.
 1943 Chatterbox
Rex Vane
 1942 The Daring Young Man
Jonathan Peckinpaw / Grandma Peckinpaw
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Cliff Little
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
Wellington Holmes
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Joe E. Brown
 1940 So You Won't Talk
Whiskers / 'Brute' Hanson
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Roy L. Gifford
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Marlowe Mansfield Booth
 1938 Flirting with Fate
Dan Dixon
 1938 The Gladiator
Hugo Kipp
 1938 Wide Open Faces
Wilbur Meeks
 1937 Fit for a King
Virgil Ambrose Jeremiah Christopher 'Scoop' Jones
 1937 Riding on Air
Elmer Lane
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Dustin Willoughby
 1936 Polo Joe
Joe Bolton
 1936 Earthworm Tractors
Alexander Botts
 1936 Sons o' Guns
Jimmy Canfield
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Flute - the Bellows-Mender
 1935 Bright Lights
Joe Wilson
 1935 Alibi Ike
Frank X. Farrell
 1934 6 Day Bike Rider
Wilfred Simpson
 1934 The Circus Clown
Happy Howard
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
'Feet' Samuels
 1933 Son of a Sailor
'Handsome' Callahan
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Elmer Kane
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Joe Holt
 1932 The Tenderfoot
Calvin Jones
 1932 Fireman, Save My Child
Joe Grant
 1931 Local Boy Makes Good
John Augustus Miller
 1931 Broadminded
Ossie Simpson
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Robbery Suspect
 1931 Sit Tight
Jojo
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 5 (Short)
Joe E. Brown
 1930 Going Wild
Rollo Smith
 1930 The Lottery Bride
Hoke
 1930 Maybe It's Love
Speed Hanson (Yates per on-screen credits)
 1930 Top Speed
Elmer Peters
 1930 Hold Everything
Gink Schiner
 1930 Song of the West
Hasty
 1929 Sally
Grand Duke Connie
 1929 Painted Faces
Hermann / Beppo
 1929 On with the Show!
Joe Beaton
 1929 My Lady's Past
Sam Young
 1929 Molly and Me
Jim Wilson
 1928 Take Me Home
Bunny
 1928 The Circus Kid
King Kruger
 1928 Hit of the Show
Twisty
 1928 Crooks Can't Win
Jimmy Wells
 1927 Twinkle, Twinkle (Short)
P.T. Robinson
Show Show Soundtrack (17 credits)
Show Show Self (58 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (26 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Caroline Francke's play, "Father of the Bride," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Alan Hanson was director. C. Lowell Lees was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 12 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Brown

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

Joe E. Brown's son Joe L. Brown became a baseball executive and is best known for being the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the period when they won the World Series in 1960. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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