Joe E. Brown

Joe E. Brown
Los Angeles Times


Joe E. Brown
Film: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Actor | Comedian
Born July 28, 1892 in Holgate, OH
Died July 6, 1973 in Brentwood, Calif.

Joe E. Brown's talent was to make his audiences feel good regardless of whether they were laughing or crying.

By the mid-1930s, Brown — with his squeaky voice, gimlet eyes and a mouth that could widen to comical proportions — had established himself as one of the most popular comedians of the century and one capable of portraying considerable pathos.

He was almost equally well known for his good works, especially during World War II when he was one of the first Hollywood celebrities to entertain the troops, often near the front lines.

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