Tod Browning

Film Director/actor
Born Jul 12, 1880

Tod Browning was an American motion picture actor, director and screenwriter. Browning's career spanned the silent and talkie eras. Best known as the director of Dracula (1931), the cult classic Freaks (1932), and classic silent film collaborations with Lon Chaney, Browning directed many movies in a wide range of genres.… Read More

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1880 Birth Born on July 12, 1880.


1913 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1913 Griffith split from Biograph and moved to California. … Read More
1915 34 Years Old In June 1915, he crashed his car at full speed into a moving train. … Read More
1917 36 Years Old 1 More Event
During his convalescence, Browning wrote scripts, and did not return to active film work until 1917. … Read More
1918 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He moved back to California in 1918 and produced two more films for Metro, The Eyes of Mystery and Revenge.


1930 50 Years Old 1 More Event
The film was a resounding success, so much so that it was later remade in 1930 as Lon Chaney's first (and only) talkie shortly before his death later that same year. … Read More


1962 82 Years Old Died on October 6, 1962.
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