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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 elastic-mouth smile. He was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with successful films like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Earthworm Tractors and Alibi Ike. In his later career Brown starred in Some Like It Hot as Osgood Fielding III, in which he utters the famous punchline "Well, nobody's perfect".

Age: 80 (age at death)
Nationality: American
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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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