Biography

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Thomas Edward Brown (January 6, 1913 – June 3, 1990) was an American child model, and later a film and television actor.

Brown was born Thomas Edward Brown, the son of William Harold (Harry) Brown and his wife, Marie Francis Brown, in New York City. As a child model from the age of two years, Brown posed as Buster Brown, the Arrow Collar Boy and the Buick boy. Brown was educated at the New York Professional Children's School. He was carried on stage in his mother's arms when he was only six months old.

As an actor, he is probably best remembered for playing the title role in The Adventures of Smilin' Jack and as Gilbert Blythe in the 1934 version of Anne of Green Gables. Later he appeared on the television shows Gunsmoke, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. He also had a recurring role as Lt. Rovacs in Mr. Lucky.

He enlisted in the United States Army in World War II where in three years he rose from private to lieutenant serving in France as a paratrooper where he was awarded a French Croix de Guerre and a Bronze Star Medal. He was promoted to captain with the 40th Infantry Division. He served during the Korean War with the 40th Infantry Division where he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Brown died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, aged 77.

For his contributions to the film industry, Brown was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, with a motion pictures star located at 1648 Vine Street.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Edward Brown (January 6, 1913 – June 3, 1990) was an American child model, and later a film and television actor.

Brown was born Thomas Edward Brown, the son of William Harold (Harry) Brown and his wife, Marie Francis Brown, in New York City. As a child model from the age of two years, Brown posed as Buster Brown, the Arrow Collar Boy and the Buick boy. Brown was educated at the New York Professional Children's School. He was carried on stage in his mother's arms when he was only six months old.

As an actor, he is probably best remembered for playing the title role in The Adventures of Smilin' Jack and as Gilbert Blythe in the 1934 version of Anne of Green Gables. Later he appeared on the television shows Gunsmoke, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. He also had a recurring role as Lt. Rovacs in Mr. Lucky.

He enlisted in the United States Army in World War II where in three years he rose from private to lieutenant serving in France as a paratrooper where he was awarded a French Croix de Guerre and a Bronze Star Medal. He was promoted to captain with the 40th Infantry Division. He served during the Korean War with the 40th Infantry Division where he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Brown died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, aged 77.

For his contributions to the film industry, Brown was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, with a motion pictures star located at 1648 Vine Street.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 86

Birthday 1913-01-06

Day of Death 1990-06-03

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Thomas Edward Brown
  • Thomas Brown

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (2 episodes)
1965 Mister Roberts (2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1961 The Choppers as Tom Hart
1960 Pete and Gladys (1 episode)
1959 Mr. Lucky (34 episodes)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks as Payson, Defense Attorney
1958 Sea Hunt (4 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 The Quiet Gun as John Reilly
1957 Code 3 (1 episode)
1957 Official Detective (1 episode)
1956 Naked Gun as Sonny Glenn
1956 West Point (1 episode)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 I Killed Wild Bill Hickok as Wild Bill Hickok
1956 Manhunt in Space as Paul Ray
1955 Gunsmoke (14 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (2 episodes)
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 The Whistler (3 episodes)
1954 Public Defender (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 This Is Your Life (2 episodes)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1950 Operation Haylift as Tom Masters
1949 Ringside as Joe O'Hara
1949 Duke of Chicago as Jimmy Brody
1947 Buck Privates Come Home as Bill Gregory
1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack as 'Smilin' Jack' Martin
1942 The Payoff as Guy Norris
1942 Youth on Parade as Bingo Brown
1942 There's One Born Every Minute as Jimmy Hanagan
1942 Let's Get Tough as Phil
1942 Hello, Annapolis as Bill Arden
1942 Sleepytime Gal as Chick Patterson
1941 Niagara Falls as Tom Wilson
1941 Three Sons o' Guns as Edward "Eddie" George Patterson
1941 Hello, Sucker as Bob Wade
1940 Margie as Bret
1940 Sandy Is a Lady as Joe Phillips
1940 Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me! as Tommy Shaw
1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! as Johnny Sandham
1939 These Glamour Girls as Homer Ten Eyck
1939 Ex-Champ as Bob Hill
1939 Big Town Czar as Danny Daley
1939 Sergeant Madden as Albert Boylan Jr.
1938 The Duke Of West Point as Sonny Drew
1938 The Storm as Jim Roberts - Bob's Brother
1938 Swing That Cheer as Bob Potter
1938 In Old Chicago as Bob O'Leary
1938 Goodbye Broadway as Chuck Bradford
1938 Merrily We Live as Kane Kilbourne
1937 Navy Blue and Gold as Richard Arnold 'Dick' Gates Jr.
1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf as Tommy Bradley
1937 That Man's Here Again as Jimmy Whalen, Night Elevator Operator
1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective as Don Terry
1937 Maytime as Kip Stuart
1936 I'd Give My Life as Nickie Elkins
1936 And Sudden Death as Jackie Winslow
1935 Freckles as Freckles
1935 Annapolis Farewell as Morton 'Click' Haley
1935 Black Sheep as Fred Curtis
1935 Mary Jane's Pa as King Wagner
1935 Sweepstake Annie as Bill Enright
1934 Anne of Green Gables as Gilbert Blythe
1934 Judge Priest as Jerome Priest
1934 The Witching Hour as Clay Thorne
1934 This Side of Heaven as Seth Turner
1934 Two Alone as Adam
1933 Three-Cornered Moon as Eddie Rimplegar
1933 Central Airport as Neil 'Bud' Blaine
1933 Destination Unknown as Johnny
1933 Laughter in Hell as Barton
1932 Hell's Highway as John 'Johnny' Ellis
1932 Tom Brown of Culver as Tom Brown
1932 Fast Companions as Marty Black
1932 The Famous Ferguson Case as Bruce Foster
1929 The Lady Lies as Bob Rossiter

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