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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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John Gilbert, the silent era's talk of the town
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-05-14 02:50:00
The charismatic leading man and romantic partner to Garbo and Dietrich never made a successful transition to sound films, but his troubles ran deeper than his voice.John Gilbert was the golden boy at MGM during the final years of the silent era. He was the young studio's biggest male star, ...

Lon Chaney DVDs: ‘The Blackbird,’ ‘Tell It to the Marines’
NY Times Movies, 2012-06-01 21:55:22
From left, Tiny Ward, Warner Baxter and Lon Chaney in “West of Zanzibar” (1928), directed by Tod Browning.

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