Sam E. Brown; Retired Head of Motion Picture Academy

Sam E. Brown, 79, retired executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Brown joined the academy staff in 1938 and became assistant executive director in 1946. He succeeded Margaret Herrick on her retirement in 1970 and retired the following year for health reasons. On Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, of the complications of pneumonia.

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