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Thelma Leeds (1910–2006)

Her late 1930s film career was brief and unheralded, and she retired early from the business, but as the mother of Albert Brooks she managed to enjoy a mini-comeback of sorts in a couple of his films, during her twilight years. Former singer/actress Thelma Leeds was born Thelma Goodman in New York City. Trained in opera, her career break happened ... See full bio »

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The Toast of New York
Modern Romance
Modern Romance Albert Brooks' Mother
New Faces of 1937
New Faces of 1937 Elaine Dorset
Real Life
Real Life Margaret


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 1981 Modern Romance
Albert Brooks' Mother (as Thelma Bernstein)
 1979 Real Life
Margaret (as Thelma Bernstein)
 1937 The Toast of New York
 1937 New Faces of 1937
Elaine Dorset
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Minor Role (uncredited)
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 1937 The Toast of New York (performer: "Ooh, La, La" (1937))
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (performer: "The Widow in Lace" (1937))
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 1935 The Doorman's Opera (Short)
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 1981 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Mrs. Cole
- Episode dated 9 April 1981 (1981) ... Mrs. Cole

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Thelma Bernstein

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