Joe E. Brown Overview:

Legendary character actor, Joe E. Brown, was born Joseph Evans Brown on Jul 28, 1892 in Holgate, OH. Brown died at the age of 80 on Jul 6, 1973 in Brentwood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Glendale) in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Joe E. Brown's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #27 on Mar 5, 1936. Brown was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Joe E. Brown Quotes:

Osgood: You know, I've always been *fascinated* by show business.
Daphne: Is that so?
Osgood: Yes. As a matter of fact it's cost my family quite a bit of money.
Daphne: Oh, you invest in shows?
Osgood: Showgirls. I've been married seven or eight times.
Daphne: You're not sure?
Osgood: Mama is keeping score.


Elmer Kane: Warm up? Hell, I ain't been cool since February!


Larry Burke: Every time I try to make a date, one of your planets gets a stomach ache. I'm sick of it.
Dustin Willoughby: So are the planets.


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Bowling Green State University dedicated one of its three theaters to him (the one in which he appeared in "Harvey" in the 1950s) as The Joe E. Brown Theatre.

Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA. Specific interment location: Sunrise Slope, just south of the Great Mausoleum.

He and his wife renewed their wedding vows on December 24, 1940. His oldest son Don gave away the bride, second son Joe was best man, and the daughters were flower girls. Daughter-in-law Virginia Newport Brown was the maid of honor.

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