Tom Brown (actor)
January 6, 1913|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||June 3, 1990
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
Tom was born Thomas Edward Brown, the son of William Harold (Harry) Brown and his wife, Marie Francis Brown. As a child model from the age of two years old, 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 Gunsmoke, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. He also had a recurring role as Lt. Rovacs in Mr. Lucky.
He enlisted in the US 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.
- Queen High (1930)
- Hell's Highway (1932)
- Central Airport (1933)
- Three-Cornered Moon (1933)
- Two Alone (1934)
- Judge Priest (1934)
- Anne of Green Gables (1934)
- The Witching Hour (1934)
- Mary Jane's Pa (1935)
- Black Sheep (1935)
- I'd Give My Life (1936)
- Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)k
- Maytime (1937)
- In Old Chicago (1937)
- Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
- Goodbye Broadway (1938)
- Merrily We Live (1938)
- The Duke of West Point (1938)
- These Glamour Girls (1939)
- Niagara Falls (1941)
- Three Sons o' Guns (1941) Eddie
- There's One Born Every Minute (1942)
- Let's Get Tough! (1942)
- The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943) serial
- Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
- Duke of Chicago (1949)
- I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956)
- Tom Brown Dies at 75; Actor on 'Gunsmoke', nytimes.com; accessed April 2, 2014.
- p.4 Manners, Dorothy Hollywood in The Milwaukee Sentinel 12 June 1946
- Page 25 The Bakersfield California January 9, 1950
- Tom Brown at AllMovie
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