Tod Browning

American film director

Tod Browning (born Charles Albert Browning, Jr.; July 12, 1880 – October 6, 1962) was an American motion picture actor, director and screenwriter.[1] Browning's career spanned the silent and talkie eras. Best known as the director of Dracula (1931),[2] the cult classic Freaks (1932),[3] and classic silent movies with Lon Chaney. Browning directed many movies in a wide range of genres.

Tod Browning
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Charles Albert Browning, Jr.

(1880-07-12)July 12, 1880
DiedOctober 6, 1962(1962-10-06) (aged 82)
Cause of deathCancer
OccupationMovie actor, director, screenwriter
Years active1915–1946


  1. "Tod Browning". The New York Times.
  2. Mordaunt Hall (1931). "Dracula". The New York Times.
  3. "Freaks". The New York Times. 1932.

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