Melville W. Brown (Melville Walker Brown)

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Portland, Oregon, USA
Silent screen pioneer Melville Walker Brown was born on March 10, 1887, to John and Fannie Brown of Portland, Oregon. His father was originally from Maine and his mother a native of Massachusetts. John Brown was a stenographer whose income was such that he was able to employ a domestic servant.

Melville W. Brown was screenwriter, actor and director who probably began his show business career with the Baker Stock company in Spokane, Washington, where he collected tickets at the door and played juvenile roles on stage. Read more...