Joe Brown Biography (1892-1972)

Born October (some sources say September) 22, 1892 (some sources say 1890 or1893), in Pittsburgh, PA; died April 28, 1972, in Beverly Hills, CA; son of Nathan and Anna Brown; married Sally Eilers (an actress; divorced); married Dorothy Gray (an actress), September 1, 1953; children: (first marriage) HarryJoe, Jr. (a producer and writer). Career: Producer, director, cinematographer, and writer. Performer and director with vaudeville and stock companies, Broadway revues, and touring productions; camera operator, engineer, lighting technician, and production manager for films, beginning in 1920; FederalTelefilm Productions, president, 1944-72; Producers Actors Corp., president,1944-72; Ranown Pictures, partner (with Randolph Scott); president of HarryJ. Brown Productions, Murphy Brown Productions, and Sage Productions. Military service: U.S. Army, served in the infantry during World War I; became captain. Member: Screen Producers Guild, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Motion Picture Alliance, Variety Club, Friars Club, Elks Club, Masquers Club (president, 1954-58), American Legion, Pioneers Club, Tamarisk Country Club, Hillcrest Country Club. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nominations, best picture, 1936, for Captain Blood, and 1939, for Alexander's Ragtime Band..

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Writer
Birth Details
October 22, 1892
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
April 28, 1972
Beverly Hills, California, United States

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