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:

Jerry: Oh no you don't! Osgood, I'm gonna level with you. We can't get married at all.
Osgood: Why not?
Jerry: Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
Osgood: Doesn't matter.
Jerry: I smoke! I smoke all the time!
Osgood: I don't care.
Jerry: Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
Osgood: I forgive you.
Jerry: [Tragically] I can never have children!
Osgood: We can adopt some.
Jerry: But you don't understand, Osgood!
[Finally gives up and pulls off his wig]
Jerry: Ohh... I'm a man!
Osgood: Nobody's perfect!


Mr. Henry Basscombe: Are you going to marry my daughter?
Dustin Willoughby: Why we can't marry while Uranus faces Jupiter>
Mr. Henry Basscombe: [exasperated] Ih, we're gonna start that again? Hunh?
Dustin Willoughby: As a matter of fact, we shouldn't get narried at all.
Mrs. Fanny Basscombe: [clearly upset] Just a minute...!
Diane Basscombe: [shocked] Dustin... !
Dustin Willoughby: [trying to explain] Well, you see, she's earth, and I'm water. You mix the two and you get mud. What could we expect our children to be?


Flute, the Bellows-Mender: "I'll meet thee, Pyramus, at Ninny's tomb."
Quince, the Carpenter: Ninny's?
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: Ninny's.
Quince, the Carpenter: Ninny's.
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: Ninny's.
Quince, the Carpenter: "Ninus' tomb", man!
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: [Flute begins to repeat Quince's words and gestures] Ninus' tomb, man!
Quince, the Carpenter: But you must not speak that yet!
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: But you must not speak that yet!
Quince, the Carpenter: Ohhh...
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: Ohhh...
Quince, the Carpenter: That you answer to Pyramus!
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: That you answer to Pyramus!
Quince, the Carpenter: You speak all your part at once, cues and all!
Flute, the Bellows-Mender: You speak all your part at once, cues... I won't play anymore.


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Joe E. Brown Facts
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.

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.

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

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