Tom Brown (actor)
|Born||January 6, 1913|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||June 3, 1990 (aged 77)|
|Spouse(s)||Natalie Draper (1937–1939)|
Thomas Edward Brown (January 6, 1913 – June 3, 1990) was an American child model, and later a film and television actor.
Brown was born in New York City, the son of William Harold (Harry) Brown and Marie Francis Brown. 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.
- The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1924) as Shocky Thompson (film debut)
- Syncopation (1929) as Bellhop (uncredited)
- The Lady Lies (1929) as Bob Rossiter
- Queen High (1930) as Jimmy
- The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) as Bruce Foster
- Fast Companions (1932) as Marty Black
- Tom Brown of Culver (1932) as Tom Brown
- Hell's Highway (1932) as Johnny Ellis
- Laughter in Hell (1933) as Barton
- Destination Unknown (1933) as Johnny
- Central Airport (1933) as Neil 'Bud' Blaine
- Three-Cornered Moon (1933) as Eddie Rimplegar
- Two Alone (1934) as Adam
- This Side of Heaven (1934) as Seth Turner
- The Witching Hour (1934) as Clay Thorne
- Judge Priest (1934) as Jerome Priest
- Anne of Green Gables (1934) as Gilbert Blythe
- Bachelor of Arts (1934) as Alec Hamilton
- Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Bill Enright
- Mary Jane's Pa (1935) as King Wagner
- Black Sheep (1935) as Fred Curtis
- Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Morton 'Click' Haley
- Freckles (1935) as Freckles
- Gentle Julia (1936) as Noble Dill
- And Sudden Death (1936) as Jackie Winslow
- I'd Give My Life (1936) as Nickie Elkins
- Rose Bowl (1936) as Paddy O'Riley
- Her Husband Lies (1937) as 'Chick' Thomas
- Maytime (1937) as Kip Stuart
- Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Don Terry
- That Man's Here Again (1937) as Jimmy Whalen
- The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937) as Tommy Bradley
- Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Richard Arnold 'Dick' Gates Jr.
- In Old Chicago (1938) as Bob O'Leary
- Merrily We Live (1938) as Kane Kilbourne
- Goodbye Broadway (1938) as Chuck Bradford
- Swing That Cheer (1938) as Bob Potter
- The Storm (1938) as Jim Roberts - Bob's Brother
- The Duke of West Point (1938) as Sonny Drew
- Sergeant Madden (1939) as Albert 'Al' Boylan, Jr.
- Big Town Czar (1939) - Danny Daley
- Ex-Champ (1939) as Bob Hill
- These Glamour Girls (1939) as Homer Ten Eyck
- Oh Johnny, How You Can Love (1940) - Johnny Sandham
- Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (1940) as Tommy Shaw
- Sandy Is a Lady (1940) as Joe Phillips
- Margie (1940) as Bret
- Hello, Sucker (1941) as Bob Wade
- Three Sons o' Guns (1941) as Eddie Patterson
- Niagara Falls (1941) as Tom Wilson
- Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Chick Patterson
- Hello, Annapolis (1942) as Bill Arden
- Let's Get Tough! (1942) as Phil
- There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Jimmy Hanagan
- Youth on Parade (1942) as Bingo Brown
- The Payoff (1942) as Guy Norris
- The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943, Serial) as Jack Martin
- Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Bill Gregory
- Slippy McGee (1948) as Father Shanley
- Duke of Chicago (1949) as Jimmy Brody
- Ringside (1949) as Joe O'Hara
- Operation Haylift (1950) as Tom Masters
- I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956) as Wild Bill Hickok
- Naked Gun (1956) as Sonny Glenn
- The Quiet Gun (1957) as John Reilly
- The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958) as Payson, Defense Attorney
- The Choppers (1961) as Tom Hart
- Cutter's Trail (1970, TV) as Orville Mason (final film)
- Tom Brown Dies at 75; Actor on 'Gunsmoke', nytimes.com; accessed April 2, 2014.
- p.4 Manners, Dorothy Hollywood in The Milwaukee Sentinel June 12, 1946
- Page 25 The Bakersfield California January 9, 1950
- Tom Brown at AllMovie
- "Hollywood Walk of Fame - Tom Brown". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Holmstrom, John (1996). The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, p. 58.
- Dye, David (1988). Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 28-29.
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