Notable Alumni: Clarence Leon Brown (1910)

Clarence Leon Brown (1910) directed or produced 53 films, nine of which won Academy Awards. Brown and his wife, Marian, donated $12 million to the university’s theater department. The Clarence Brown Theater at UT in Knoxville is named in his honor.

Brown was posthumously awarded the University of Tennessee Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009.

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