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Margaret Brown

Biography

Among the survivors from the sinking from the Titanic, she was also called The Unsinkable Molly Dark brown. Her ordeal influenced a play along with a film. She arrived to cash after her spouse Wayne Joseph Brown’s executive inventions became ideal for ore productions. After leaving on Lifeboat No. 6 through the Titanic, she attempted to persuade its occupants to come back to the kitchen sink site searching for survivors. If they returned or discovered any was unclear. She was raised in Hannibal, Missouri with three siblings and two step-siblings. Her parents had been immigrants from Ireland. Kathy Bates portrayed her within the 1997 film Titanic.

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Full Name Margaret Brown
Date Of Birth July 18, 1867
Died October 26, 1932, Barbizon Hotel
Place Of Birth Hannibal, MO
Profession Film director, Film producer, Socialite, Screenwriter, Film Editor
Education Brown University, New York University
Nationality American
Spouse James Joseph Brown
Children Catherine Ellen Brown, Lawrence Brown
Parents Johanna Tobin, John Tobin
Siblings Helen Tobin, Catherine Bridget Tobin, Michael Tobin, Mary Ann Collins, William Tobin, Daniel Tobin
Awards Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit - Documentary Filmmaking, Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature
Movies The Great Invisible, 11/4/08, The Order of Myths, Be Here to Love Me, The Black Belt
Star Sign Cancer

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Black Belt 2016 Documentary short
Independent Lens 2009-2015 TV Series documentary 2 episodes
The Great Invisible 2014 Documentary
The Forest 2011/IV Short
The Order of Myths 2008 Documentary
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt 2004 Documentary
99 Threadwaxing 1998 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2015 consulting producer - 1 episode, 2010
The Great Invisible 2014 Documentary producer
The Order of Myths 2008 Documentary producer
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt 2004 Documentary producer
Mi amigo 2002 co-producer
99 Threadwaxing 1998 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Forest 2011/IV Short
Independent Lens 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Order of Myths 2008 Documentary writer
99 Threadwaxing 1998 Short writer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens 2009 TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Order of Myths 2008 Documentary
99 Threadwaxing 1998 Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
11/4/08 2010 Documentary
Ice Fishing 2000 Short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desire 2000/II Short gaffer
Billy Twist 1998 Short grip

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World's Apart 2003 TV Series documentary production assistant - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where Soldiers Come From 2011 Documentary thanks
Independent Lens 2008 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
The Devil's Muse 2007 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2014 TV Series Herself - The Great Invisible
TakePart Live 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Festival Updates 2008 TV Series Herself (2008)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grand Jury Prize Dallas International Film Festival Best Short Film The Black Belt (2016)
2014 SXSW Grand Jury Award SXSW Film Festival Documentary Feature The Great Invisible (2014)
2009 Truer Than Fiction Award Independent Spirit Awards The Order of Myths (2008)
2008 Grierson: Sheffield - Youth Jury Award Sheffield International Documentary Festival The Order of Myths (2008)
2008 Cinematic Vision Award Silverdocs Documentary Festival The Order of Myths (2008)
1999 Director's Choice Black Maria Film and Video Festival 99 Threadwaxing (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 SXSW Grand Jury Award SXSW Film Festival Documentary Short The Black Belt (2016)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking The Great Invisible (2015) · Jason Orans (produced by)
· Julie Goldman (produced by)
· Lois Vossen (senior series producer)
2014 F:ACT Award CPH:DOX The Great Invisible (2014)
2014 Golden Starfish Award Hamptons International Film Festival Documentary Feature The Great Invisible (2014)
2014 Golden Eye Zurich Film Festival Best International Documentary Film The Great Invisible (2014)
2009 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking The Order of Myths (2008) · Sara Alize Cross
2009 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Outstanding Achievement in Direction The Order of Myths (2008)
2009 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Outstanding Achievement in Editing The Order of Myths (2008) · Michael Taylor
· Geoffrey Richman
2009 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary The Order of Myths (2008)


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