Biography

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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. In 1902 at the age of nine, he joined a troupe of circus tumblers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons which toured the country on both the circus and vaudeville circuits. Later he became a professional baseball player. After three seasons he returned to the circus, then went into Vaudeville and finally starred on Broadway. He gradually added comedy into his act and transformed himself into a comedian. He moved to Broadway in the 1920s first appearing in the musical comedy Jim Jam Jems.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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. In 1902 at the age of nine, he joined a troupe of circus tumblers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons which toured the country on both the circus and vaudeville circuits. Later he became a professional baseball player. After three seasons he returned to the circus, then went into Vaudeville and finally starred on Broadway. He gradually added comedy into his act and transformed himself into a comedian. He moved to Broadway in the 1920s first appearing in the musical comedy Jim Jam Jems.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1892-07-28

Day of Death 1973-07-06

Place of Birth Holgate, Ohio, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Joseph Evans Brown
  • Joe Brown

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored as Himself (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Clip from 'Show Boat' (archive footage) (uncredited)
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Union Official
1963 The Comedy of Terrors as Cemetery Keeper
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1959 Some Like It Hot as Osgood Fielding III
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Stationmaster
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: The Silent Partner as Arthur Vail
1951 Show Boat as Cap'n Andy Hawks
1948 The Tender Years as Rev. Will Norris
1944 Hollywood Canteen as Himself
1944 Memo for Joe
1944 Pin Up Girl as Eddie Hall
1944 Casanova in Burlesque as Joseph M. Kelly Jr.
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 Chatterbox as Rex Vane
1942 The Daring Young Man as Jonathan Peckinpaw / Grandma Peckinpaw
1942 Joan of Ozark as Cliff Little
1942 Shut My Big Mouth as Wellington Holmes
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2
1941 Polo with the Stars as Himself - Polo Player
1940 Rodeo Dough as Joe E. Brown
1940 So You Won't Talk? as Whiskers / Brute Hanson
1939 Beware Spooks! as Roy L. Gifford
1939 $1,000 a Touchdown as Marlowe Mansfield Booth
1939 Hollywood Hobbies as Himself
1938 Flirting with Fate as Dan Dixon
1938 The Gladiator as Hugo Kipp
1938 Wide Open Faces as Wilbur Meeks
1937 Fit for a King as Virgil Ambrose Jeremiah Christopher 'Scoop' Jones
1937 Riding on Air as Elmer Lane
1937 Hollywood Party as Himself
1937 When's Your Birthday? as Dustin Willoughby
1936 Breakdowns of 1936 as Himself
1936 Polo Joe as Joe Bolton
1936 Earthworm Tractors as Alexander Botts
1936 Sons O' Guns as Jimmy Canfield
1935 A Dream Comes True as Himself (uncredited)
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Flute, the Bellows-mender
1935 Bright Lights as Joe Wilson
1935 Alibi Ike as Frank X. Farrell
1934 6 Day Bike Rider as Wilfred
1934 The Circus Clown as Happy Howard / Chuckles
1934 A Very Honorable Guy as 'Feet' Samuels
1934 Hollywood Newsreel as Himself
1933 Son of a Sailor as Handsome
1933 How to Break 90 #1: The Grip
1933 Elmer, the Great as Elmer Kane
1932 You Said a Mouthful as Joe Holt
1932 The Tenderfoot as Calvin Jones
1932 Fireman, Save My Child as "Smokey" Joe Grant
1931 Local Boy Makes Good as John Augustus Miller
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 10: 'Trouble Shots'
1931 Broadminded as Ossie Simpson
1931 Screen Snapshots (Series 10, No. 8) as Himself
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 1: 'The Putter'
1931 The Stolen Jools as Robbery Suspect
1931 Sit Tight as Jojo
1930 Going Wild as Rollo Smith
1930 The Lottery Bride as Hoke
1930 Maybe It's Love as Yates
1930 Top Speed as Elmer Peters
1930 An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee as Himself
1930 Hold Everything as Gink Schiner
1930 Song of the West as Hasty
1929 Sally as Grand Duke Connie
1929 Painted Faces as Hermann / Beppo
1929 On with the Show! as Joe Beaton
1928 The Circus Kid as King Kruger
1927 Twinkle, Twinkle as P.T. Robinson

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