Clarence Brown Overview:

Director, Clarence Brown, was born Clarence Leon Brown on May 10, 1890 in Clinton, MA. Brown died at the age of 97 on Aug 17, 1987 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Although Brown was nominated for five Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1929/30Best DirectorAnna Christie (1930)N/ANominated
1930/31Best DirectorA Free Soul (1931)N/ANominated
1943Best DirectorThe Human Comedy (1943)N/ANominated
1945Best DirectorNational Velvet (1944)N/ANominated
1946Best DirectorThe Yearling (1946)N/ANominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part One: The Yearling and

By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 18, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The Yearling Talks about The Yearling, Director and More CMH is thrilled to say that we’re kicking off a series of exclusive video interviews and articles with Claude Jarman Jr. today. Claude made his feature film debut starring as ‘Jody... Read full article

Come Live with Me (, 1941)

By Judy on Apr 14, 2013 From Movie Classics

James Stewart and Hedy Lamarr make an unusual romantic combination – especially when she is dressed in stunning gowns by Adrian and he is down to his last dime. However, this surprising pairing works well in the MGM romantic comedy Come Live with Me. This isn’t one of the greatest films ... Read full article

Come Live with Me (1941, )

on Jan 17, 2013 From The Stop Button

Come Live with Me features exquisite direction from . Whether he’s pacing out a reveal, directing a conversation or just being inventive with composition, he does an outstanding job. George J. Folsey’s photography helps, as do the fantastic sets. It’s a shame good dir... Read full article

Night Flight (, 1933)

By Judy on Jan 12, 2013 From Movie Classics

?? MGM was at one time said to have “more stars than there are in heaven”. The studio certainly poured quite a few of them into its 1933 drama Night Flight, produced by David O Selznick and directed by , which features both John and Lionel Barrymore along with Helen Hayes, ... Read full article

The Rains Came (1939, )

on Mar 7, 2012 From The Stop Button

I was expecting The Rains Came to be a standard soap–with some ethnic flair, of course (Tyrone Power’s an Indian doctor, Myrna Loy’s a British lady). Instead, it’s a little like… Maugham-lite. Neither Loy nor Power is the lead (in fact, Power’s in it so little he ... Read full article

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Clarence Brown Facts
Directed 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.

Tied 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 on his 6th nomination.

Was good friends with Erich von Stroheim

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