JOE E. BROWN - QUESTIONNAIRE SIGNED - HFSID 251611
JOE E. BROWN Seven-question questionnaire filled out and signed by Joe E. Brown in blue ink Questionnaire signed: "Joe E Brown/Holgate", 1 page, 8¼x11. Brown answered six of the seven questions printed on this undated questionnaire.
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JOE E. BROWN
Seven-question questionnaire filled out and signed by Joe E. Brown in blue ink
Questionnaire signed: "Joe E Brown/Holgate", 1 page, 8¼x11. Brown answered six of the seven questions printed on this undated questionnaire. Interestingly, he left the sixth question, "What, in your opinion, is the greatest thing you have ever done?", unanswered. Questions and answers as follows: 1) "When did you interest first begin in your chosen profession?" "The first time I saw a circus poster showing clowns and acrobats." 2) "To whom or what factor do you attribute your success?" "Love of the thing I am doing - and always wanting to do it a bit better -" 3) "Who do you believe to be the greatest living representative of your profession, and why?" "No individual stand out enough to call him 'greatest'." 4) "Who do you believe to be the greatest representative of all time, in your profession, and why?" "same answer as above. Tho a very great man was Will Rogers". 5) "Do you believe you could have been as successful in another field? If so, in what field, and why?" "No". 7) Do you believe wars to be inevitable? If so, why? If not, why?" "There will always be wars until people of the world learn to live together individually and as groups & A liberal application of then [sic] tenth Commandment will help." Joe E. Brown (1892-1973) was a madcap comedian played vaudeville, burlesque, and the Broadway stage before breaking into films in 1928. His popularity peaked in the 1930s, but his performances continued into the TV era. Brown's films include The Circus Kid (1928), Show Boat (1951), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Some Like it Hot (1959) and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). A former semipro baseball player, Brown appeared in several baseball films, including Elmer the Great (1933) and Alibi Ike (1935). During World War II, he toured tirelessly to entertain the troops. He made his last film, The Comedy of Terrors, in 1964. Lightly toned and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.