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:

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?


[repeated line]
Ossie Simpson: Remember what your father said...


Hilda: Do you know the meaning of Spring?
Hoke Curtis: Yes. It means...
Hilda: ...Yes??
Hoke Curtis: ...that you can take off your winter underwear.


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In 1948, won a special Tony Award for the touring production of "Harvey," cited for "spreading theater to the country while the original performs in New York".

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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