Brown, Michael (writer)

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Brown, Michael (writer) Gender: M
Marion Martin Brown, Jr.
born on 14 December 1920 at 19:45 (= 7:45 PM )
Place Mexia, Texas, 31n41, 96w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°24 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°02'

Michael (writer) Brown (in New York City, 2012)
photo: Wusca, license gfdl


American producer and writer of songs and books. Of his books, the most widely known are several children's stories about Santa Mouse. Brown has served several terms as a member of the board of the Songwriters Guild of America.

Starting in 1953, he produced industrial musicals for corporate clients in the United States and other countries. His biggest production was DuPont's multi-million-dollar Wonderful World of Chemistry at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Brown wrote, produced, and directed a musical involving live performers and life-sized actors on film. In over 17,000 performances it was seen by over 5.2 million people.

His first work on Broadway was the song "Lizzie Borden" in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952. "Indoor Girl", co-written with Harold Arlen, was sung by Pearl Bailey in House of Flowers. Brown created the score for the English musical Is There Intelligent Life on Earth?. He wrote a production number for the Carol Channing company of Sugar Babies and the book, music, and lyrics for the nineteen-day run of Different Times.

Brown was married to Joy Williams Brown, a former ballerina. The couple was instrumental in the career of Harper Lee, making it possible for her to write To Kill a Mockingbird by giving her the gift of a year’s wages in 1956.

Michael Brown died from lymphoma on 11 June 2014 at the age of 93 in New York City.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) recipient relationship with Lee, Harper (born 28 April 1926)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature