Hilyard M. Brown
|Born||February 16, 1910|
Nebraska, United States
|Died||October 12, 2002 92)(aged|
|Other names||Hilyard Brown|
|Years active||1934 - 1986|
Hilyard M. Brown (February 16, 1910 – October 12, 2002) was an American art director. He won an Oscar in the category Best Art Direction for the film Cleopatra .
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