Tom Brown

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Born

1/6/1913 , New York, New York, USA

Died

6/3/1990

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Biography:

Tom Brown was born in New York City on January 6,1913. His parents were vaudeville people and his father put him in the act when he was only 18 months old. By the time he got to Hollywood as a child actor (known as the "Buster Brown Shoes" boy), he had already appeared in 11 Broadway plays. He made his first film in 1924, The Hoosier Schoolmaster, and made almost 90 pictures. After pausing his career to serve in World War II (paratrooper) and the Korean War (infantryman) - reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel - he returned to his show business career.
Some of his films include: Hell's Highway (1932), In Old Chicago (1937), Margie (1940), Sleepytime Gal (1942), Buck Privates Come Home (1947), The Quiet Gun (1957), and his last, The Choppers (1961). He began a semi-regular role on TV's Gunsmoke in 1968 and stayed until 1972. He also appeared in Mr. Lucky (1959), General Hospital (1963-65) , and Days of Our Lives (1975-76).