The life of legendary American comedian in photos
• The life of legendary American comedian in photographs
Joe Brown, the legendary American comedian, largemouth and pathetic clown, alas, is now almost forgotten at home.
The actor of theater, cinema and music, mime, acrobat, singer, radio host and a professional athlete.
Founder and first president of the "Pony League" - Major League Baseball and the US softball, devoted much effort to promote these sports among children and adults.
Actors fantastic charisma, a very kind and humble life. Caring husband and tender father, devotedly loved kids and his wife, Katherine, with whom he lived for 60 years.
They married poor students without any celebrations on the occasion of the wedding. Katherine really wanted to get married, and it was not a whim but a necessity - she was born in a family of strict Catholics, but Joe was lying in the pocket less than a hundred dollars, which had somehow to begin their married life.
They then came back on the subway to Times Square, Joe put his arm around her and said:
- Katherine someday we will have a real wedding. In the church, organ music, flowers and everything else ... as it should be.
She said quietly:
- Thank you, Joe.
The promise he made only 25 years later, when they already had five children - two native sons, Don and Joe, and three receivers: girl Catherine and Marie, and the boy - Mike Francovich, who later became a famous football player and film producer.
The wedding took place in Hollywood, on the day of their silver wedding, in the church of St. Thomas, surrounded by the relatives. Katherine was holding a white orchid, daughter - small wedding bouquets. The younger son of Joe's best man was his father, and the eldest, Don - a bride's best man, that is the mother.
Probably, it was the happiest day of their lives. Soon after the Second World War, and his sons went to war as a part of the Air corps of the US Army. Wife went to volunteer at the Red Cross, and Joe also made its contribution, toured two hundred thousand miles of front-line concert brigades composed of artists.
8 October 1942 the eldest son did not come back from the Don seemed to be the usual training flight, his plane crashed ten miles from Palm Springs.
This was not just grief. "I fell into a dark abyss from which he could not escape," - Joe recalled. And then suddenly came the realization:
"When you have lost your own boy, all the others become your sons."
His children adored both large and small. From them came thousands of letters, and Joe answered every ...
We have Brown is remembered mostly for his role as Osgood Fielding III, fabulous groom Daphne. And hardly forget, our viewers know how to love even an episode, a moment of joy, just over one in a good mood, a gift from an actor from the screen.
Of course, the huge role played by the voice of Osgood behind the scenes - in the old version of duplication it sounded Sergey Zeitz, a great actor of the Moscow Soviet Theater, the master of dubbing, all he is remembered by his voice to the Munchausen famous cartoon series about the adventures of Baron ...
In ten years, Joe ran away with the circus for a long time acted with the number "Five extraordinary Ashton."
Family Browns, 1951. Katherine, Joe and two adopted daughters - Mary and Catherine.
Comic unsmiling and comedian with a smile - Buster Keaton and Joe Brown.
A bit like our Michael Ivanovich Pugovkina, right?
- Daphne, you run again!
Birthday with friends.
The founder and first president of the "Pony League" - Major League Baseball and the US softball.
- Let me help you?
- Thank you, you are a true gentleman!
Souvenir from Russia.
Daphne and Osgood. Jack Lemmon and Joe Brown.
The autograph on the ball.
"The man with the rubber face" - first got the nickname Joe Brown, but not Jim Carrey ...
- a modest dinner: cold phase and champagne!
Joe Brown in the comedy "When's your birthday?"