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Tod Browning

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Tod Browning (born Charles Albert Browning, Jr.; July 12, 1880 – October 6, 1962) was an American motion picture actor, director and screenwriter. Browning's career spanned the silent and talkie eras. Best known as the director of Dracula (1931), the cult classic Freaks (1932), and classic silent film collaborations with Lon Chaney, Browning directed many movies in a wide range of genres.

Fact file

  • Born: Charles Albert Browning, Jr. July 12, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Died: October 6, 1962 (aged 82) Malibu, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Film actor, director, screenwriter
  • Years active: 1915–1939

Read more about Tod Browning at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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