Joe E. Brown – MovieActors.com
Brown in SOME LIKE IT HOT.
About Joe E. Brown (1892 – 1973)
Joe E. Brown was born on July 28, 1892 in Holgate, Ohio. On July 6, 1973, Joe E. Brown passed away in Brentwood, California after a lengthy illness.
Sometimes Joe E. Brown is credited as Joe or Joe Brown.
Two of Joe E. Brown's biggest hits would involve the game of baseball, ELMER THE GREAT in 1933 and ALIBI IKE in 1935.
The Bowling Green State University dedicated one of its theatres to Joe E. Brown. In the 50s he appeared in HARVEY in the theatre.
As a young boy Joe E. Brown ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents.
In 1902, the 10-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured circuses and vaudeville theaters. Joe E. Brown made his Broadway debut in 1920, in JIM JAM JEMS.
Reaching for real stardom, Joe E. Brown was hired at Warner Bros. as an actor. For his debut in the movies, Joe E. Brown played the role of a lion tamer in a non-comedy, THE CIRCUS KID in 1928.
In 1929, he was in the film, ON WITH THE SHOW. In 1930, Brown continued with his acting, in HOLD EVERYTHING and TOP SPEED.
For the touring production of HARVEY, in 1948, Joe E. Brown won a special Tony Award, cited for "spreading theatre to the country while the original performs in New York.
By far Joe E. Brown's best role was in 1959, in SOME LIKE IT HOT, delivering the now-famous last line: "Nobody's perfect."
Joe E. Brown's notable movie credits include...
THE COMEDY OF TERROR (1964)
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963)
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956)
SHOW BOAT (1951)
PIN UP GIRL (1944)
THE GLADIATOR (1938)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1935)
TAKE ME HOME (1928)
Joe E. Brown in PIN UP GIRL (1944).
Joe E. Brown in SOME LIKE IT HOT.
Joe E. Brown in SHOW BOAT (1951).