Herbert Brenon

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Herbert Brenon
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Herbert Brenon, 1916
Born (1880-01-13)13 January 1880
Dublin, Ireland
Died 21 June 1958(1958-06-21) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film director
Years active 1913 – 1940
Herbert Brenon and Alla Nazimova with a camera in his studio, August 9, 1916.
Herbert Brenon reading Rupert Hughes' Empty Pockets.
The mausoleum of Herbert Brenon in Woodlawn Cemetery

Herbert Brenon (13 January 1880 – 21 June 1958) was a film director during the era of silent movies through the 1930s. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and was educated at St Paul's School and at King's College London. Before becoming a director, he performed in vaudeville acts with his wife, Helen Oberg.

Some of his more noteworthy films were the first movie adaptations of Peter Pan (1924) and Beau Geste (1926), Sorrell and Son (1927) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in the 1st Academy Awards, Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) with Lon Chaney, Sr., and The Flying Squad (1940), his last. He died in Los Angeles, California and was interred in a private mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

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