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Joseph Evans Brown (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973) was an American actor and comedian, remembered for his amiable screen persona, comic timing, and enormous smile. He was one of the most popular American Comedians in the 1930s and 1940s with successful films like A Midsummer...Wikipedia

Age: 80 (age at death)
Born: 28th July, 1892, Holgate, Ohio
Died: 6th July, 1973, Brentwood, California
Height: 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Nationality: American

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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

If ever this mad, mad, mad, mad world needed "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" it's now! (1970 re-release)

The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

The Comedy of Terrors
The Greatest Show on Earth
Route 66
Some Like It Hot
 

His comical face and satchel-sized mouth seemed to overshadow the fact that Brown was a remarkably gifted athlete and had an almost deceptively ripped physique, which he maintained throughout his entire life.

 

Playing 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.

 

I`m not the comedian I once was. A comedian has to be slightly insulting, comedy has to be 70 per cent insults, and I`m always afraid today. When I say something funny it may hurt someone. If another comic makes a crack about my mouth, I just can`t insult him back.

 

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thriftstorejunkie - Joe E. Brown is still too undeservedly neglected; he`s truly one of the funniest, most talented, diverse and charming film comedians to have ever graced the screen--just looking at him makes me laugh. Therefore, I`ll watch anything with Joe E. Brown`s name on it. (5 years ago)

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