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Also Known As: Harry Peter Brown, Harry D. Brown Died: November 2, 1986
Born: April 30, 1917 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA Profession: screenwriter, novelist, poet, journalist

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A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Eight Iron Men" (adapted from his play), the Bette Davis vehicle "The Virgin Queen" (1955) and "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956). His last screenplay was for the crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).

A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Eight Iron Men" (adapted from his play), the Bette Davis vehicle "The Virgin Queen" (1955) and "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956). His last screenplay was for the crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ride, Vaquero! (1953) Pianist
2.
 City of Bad Men (1953) Cashier
3.
 Young Man With Ideas (1952) Salesman
4.
5.
 A Dangerous Profession (1949) Room clerk
6.
 Ringside (1949) Manager
7.
 Port of New York (1949) Station master
8.
 Massacre River (1949) Piano player
9.
 Look for the Silver Lining (1949) Joe, piano player
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Worked at <i>Time</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i>
1945:
Screenwriting debut, "The True Glory"
1960:
Final screenplay "Ocean's 11"
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Moved to Mexico in the 1960s
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -

Notes

Served in the army during WWII.

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