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:

Bill Hilton: Some day the worm will turn.
Elmer Lane: Why should he? He's the same on both sides.


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.


Diane Basscombe: [noticing his black eye] Why, what happened to your eye?
Dustin Willoughby: [casually] Oh, forgetfulness.
Diane Basscombe: Forgetfulness?
Dustin Willoughby: I forgot to duck.


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The cartoon character Peter Potamus was modeled after Brown.

Playing the flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) Brown ad-libbed, "I won't play any more" when thrown into a lake. It always got a good laugh, but it is said to be the only non-Shakespeare bit of dialogue in the film.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 68-69. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

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