Clarence Brown Net Worth

Clarence Brown Net Worth is
$11 Million

Clarence Brown Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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 ...
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Date Of BirthMay 10, 1890, Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
DiedAugust 17, 1987, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthClinton, Massachusetts, USA
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Editor
SpouseMarian Spies (m. 1946–1987), Alice Joyce (m. 1933–1945), Ona Wilson (m. 1922–1927), Mona Maris
ChildrenAdrienne Brown
ParentsLarkin Harry, Catherine Ann Brown
Star SignTaurus
The Goose Woman (1925)$12,500
Smouldering Fires (1925)$12,500
Butterfly (1924)$12,500
The Signal Tower (1924)$12,500
The Acquittal (1923)$12,500
Exile (1917)$30 /week
The Cub (1915)$30 /week
1[on Elizabeth Taylor] She has a face that is an Act of God.
2[on "The Trail of '98"] ... the hardest film I ever made.
3[on Valentino] He impressed me as a rather shy man who in private life had none of the exuberance of his film roles. I remember his love of sports cars. We had that in common.
4[on the first movies he ever saw c. 1912] In those days movies were nothing more than penny arcade entertainment. During my lunch hours UI 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.
5I 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.
6Working with Garbo was easy because she trusted me. I never directed her in anything above a whisper. She was very shy, so we'd go through the changes I wanted in a little quiet whisper off in the corner, without letting others know what I was telling her. I learned through experience that Garbo had something behind the eyes that told the whole story that I couldn't see from my distance. Sometimes I would be dissatisfied with a take, but would go ahead and print it anyway. On the screen Garbo multiplied the effect of the scene I had taken. It was something that no one else ever had.
7[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.
8Maurice Tourneur was my god. I owe him everything I've got in the world. For me, he was the greatest man who ever lived. If it hadn't been for him, I'd still be selling automobiles.
9First I want everything an actress knows. I get her interpretation, then we talk.
10A star is when someone says, "To hell with it, let's leave the dishes in the sink and go see Joan Crawford in a movie".
1Brown graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1910 at age 19 with a double degree in mechanical and electrical engineering.
2During WWI Brown enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor.
3After seeing that many of the finest pictures were produced by World Pictures and Maurice Tourneur, he found his way to Fort Lee, New Jersey and introduced himself to he director. The studio was looking for an assistant and took him on. Tourneur took him on and Brown remained with him for seven years.
4Brown is on record as stating that the happiest working conditions of his career were at 20th Century-Fox where he made the only non-MGM picture during the last 25 years of his career on double loan-out with Myrna Loy.
5The 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.
6Tied with Robert Altman and Alfred Hitchcock for the most nominations for best director (5) at the Academy Awards without a single win. Martin Scorsese had been part or this group before his win for The Departed (2006)on his 6th nomination.
7Was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War I.
8Was good friends with Erich von Stroheim
9Directed 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.
10Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 63-66. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
11Had one daughter, Adrienne (sometimes given as Arabella), by his first wife in 1917.


Plymouth Adventure1952
When in Rome1952
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology1951
Angels in the Outfield1951
To Please a Lady1950
The Schumann Story1950Short
Intruder in the Dust1949
Song of Love1947
The Yearling1946
National Velvet1944
The White Cliffs of Dover1944
The Human Comedy1943
They Met in Bombay1941
Come Live with Me1941
Edison, the Man1940
The Rains Came1939
Idiot's Delight1939
Of Human Hearts1938
The Gorgeous Hussy1936
Wife vs. Secretary1936
Ah, Wilderness!1935
Anna Karenina1935
Sadie McKee1934
Night Flight1933
Looking Forward1933
The Son-Daughter1932
Letty Lynton1932
A Free Soul1931
Anna Christie1930/I
Navy Blues1929
Wonder of Women1929
A Woman of Affairs1928
The Cossacks1928uncredited
The Trail of '981928
Flesh and the Devil1926
The Eagle1925
The Goose Woman1925
Smouldering Fires1925
The Signal Tower1924
The Acquittal1923
Don't Marry for Money1923
The Light in the Dark1922Short
The Foolish Matrons1921
The Last of the Mohicans1920as Clarence L. Brown
The Great Redeemer1920


Never Let Me Go1953producer
When in Rome1952producer
Angels in the Outfield1951producer
To Please a Lady1950producer
The Schumann Story1950Short producer
Intruder in the Dust1949producer
The Secret Garden1949producer
Song of Love1947producer
National Velvet1944producer - uncredited
The White Cliffs of Dover1944producer
The Human Comedy1943producer
Come Live with Me1941producer
Idiot's Delight1939producer
Of Human Hearts1938producer - uncredited
The Gorgeous Hussy1936producer - as Clarence Brown's production of
Wife vs. Secretary1936producer - uncredited
Ah, Wilderness!1935producer - uncredited
Night Flight1933producer
Looking Forward1933producer
The Son-Daughter1932producer - uncredited
Emma1932producer - uncredited
A Free Soul1931producer - uncredited
Romance1930producer - uncredited
Anna Christie1930/Iproducer - uncredited
Navy Blues1929producer - uncredited
The Trail of '981928producer - uncredited


The Blue Bird1918
Law of the Land1917uncredited
A Girl's Folly1917as Clarence L. Brown
The Pride of the Clan1917uncredited
The Velvet Paw1916as Clarence L. Brown
The Rail Rider1916as Clarence L. Brown
The Closed Road1916as Clarence L. Brown
The Hand of Peril1916as Clarence L. Brown
Pawn of Fate1916as Clarence L. Brown
A Butterfly on the Wheel1915as Clarence L. Brown
Trilby1915as Clarence L. Brown
The Ivory Snuff Box1915as Clarence L. Brown
The Cub1915as Clarence L. Brown

Assistant Director

Exile1917assistant director - uncredited
Law of the Land1917assistant director - uncredited
A Girl's Folly1917assistant director
The Pride of the Clan1917assistant director - uncredited
The Velvet Paw1916assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown
The Rail Rider1916assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown
The Closed Road1916assistant director
The Hand of Peril1916assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown
Pawn of Fate1916assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown
A Butterfly on the Wheel1915assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown
Trilby1915assistant director
The Cub1915assistant director - as Clarence L. Brown


Possessed1931Man on Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
Navy Blues1929Roller Coaster Rider (uncredited)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
The Signal Tower1924Switch Man


The Light in the Dark1922Short


Love on the Run1936fill-in director - uncredited


You Can't Fool a Camera1941Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHimself
Screen Snapshots No. 21925Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Garbo2005DocumentaryHimself - 1969 Interview
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 1969 interview

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1752 Vine Street.
1935Mussolini CupVenice Film FestivalBest Foreign FilmAnna Karenina (1935)

Nominated Awards

1948Grand International AwardVenice Film FestivalNational Velvet (1944)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Yearling (1946)
1946OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorNational Velvet (1944)
1944OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Human Comedy (1943)
1931OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorA Free Soul (1931)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorAnna Christie (1930)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorRomance (1930)

2nd Place Awards

1949NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorIntruder in the Dust (1949)

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