A graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Brown proved himself an "actor's director," listening to his actors, respecting their instincts and incorporating their suggestions. His films garnered 38 Academy Award nominations and earned 9 Oscars.
The Clarence Brown Theatre, at the University of Tennessee, was built in 1970 and dedicated to Clarence Brown, a University of Tennessee alumnus and distinguished film director. The 576-seat theatre presents a wide variety of theatrical and dance performances by faculty, students and professional guest artists. The theatre presents a varied repertoire of plays featuring nationally and internationally known guest artists, making the Clarence Brown Theatre one of the finest theatres in the Southeastern region of the United States.
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