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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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 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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Fioretta. Musical/romantic comedy/operetta. Music by George Babgy and G. Romilli. Book by Earl Carroll. Book adapted by Charlton Andrews. Lyrics by George Babgy and G. Romilli. Additional lyrics by Grace Henry, Jo Trent and Billy Rose. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino. Musical Direction by Han Fredhoven. Choreographed by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 22 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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[on Margaret Sullavan] Do you know my favorite actress? She was very special in her appearance, her voice was exquisite and far away, almost like an echo. She was an excellent actress, completely unique. This wonderful voice of hers -- strange, fey, mysterious -- like a voice singing in the snow. See more »

Trivia:

Marlene Dietrich was sitting in Georg Wilhelm Pabst's office, ready to accept the role of Lulu in Pandora's Box (1929) at the same time Brooks walked out on her Paramount contract. See more »

Trademark:

Bob hairstyle

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Scrubbie See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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