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Louise Brooks (I) (1906–1985)


Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White's Scandals before joining the Ziegfeld Follies, but became one of... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1937 King of Gamblers
Joyce Beaton (scenes deleted)
 1937 When You're in Love
Specialty Ballerina in chorus (uncredited)
 1936 Empty Saddles
Boots Boone
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Thelma Temple
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
'The Canary' - Margaret O'Dell
 1928 Beggars of Life
The Girl (Nancy)
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Marie, Girl in France
 1927 The City Gone Wild
Snuggles Joy
 1927 Now We're in the Air
Griselle / Grisette
 1927 Evening Clothes
Fox Trot
 1926 Just Another Blonde
Diana O'Sullivan
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
Mildred Marshall
 1926 Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
Janie Walsh
 1926 The American Venus
Miss Bayport
 1925 The Street of Forgotten Men
A Moll (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote article "Pabst and Lulu" for Z"ZSight and Sound" magazine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on shooting Pandora's Box (1929)] Kortner [co-star Fritz Kortner] hated me. After each scene with me, he would pound off the set and go to his dressing room. [Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst] himself, wearing his most private smile, would go there to coax him back for the next scene . . . One sequence gave [Kortner] an opportunity to shake me with such violence that he left ten black-and-blue ... See more »

Trivia:

Trying to make a Hollywood comeback after working in Europe, she turned down an offer to star with James Cagney in the classic The Public Enemy (1931). The role could have revitalized her career. See more »

Trademark:

Bob hairstyle

Nickname:

Brooksie See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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