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Also Known As: Harry J. Brown Died: April 28, 1972
Born: September 22, 1890 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: director, producer, actor, production manager, cameraman, lighting engineer, vaudevillian

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A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Eight Iron Men" (adapted from his play), the Bette Davis vehicle "The Virgin Queen" (1955) and "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956). His last screenplay was for the crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).

A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Eight Iron Men" (adapted from his play), the Bette Davis vehicle "The Virgin Queen" (1955) and "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956). His last screenplay was for the crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Knickerbocker Holiday (1944) Director
2.
  I Love That Man (1933) Director
3.
4.
  Sitting Pretty (1933) Director
5.
  A Woman Commands (1932) Dir of addl scenes
6.
  Madison Sq. Garden (1932) Director
7.
  A Woman of Experience (1931) Director
8.
  Song of the Caballero (1930) Director
9.
  Lucky Larkin (1930) Director
10.
  Sons of the Saddle (1930) Director

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Education

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor , Michigan -
Syracuse University: Syracuse , New York -

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wife:
Sally Eilers.

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son:
Harry Joe Brown Jr. Producer; mother Sally Eilers.

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