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Jess Lee Brooks (1894–1944)

Jess Lee Brooks a.k.a Jesse Brooks was an exceptional actor. He appeared in many of the top Black Cinema movies of the time, always playing the role of the caring policemen trying to warn the gangsters before it's too late, a father who would die for his kids. Whatever he played he was always a guardian angel over ones he cared for, the only time ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mystery in Swing
Mystery in Swing John Carroll
(1940)
Drums of the Congo
Drums of the Congo Chief Madjeduka
(1942)
Jungle Siren
Jungle Siren Chief Selangi
(1942)
Midnight Shadow
Midnight Shadow Sgt. Ramsey
(1939)

Filmography

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 1945 The Lost Weekend
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
White House Servant from Georgia (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Buckets (uncredited)
 1943 Son of Dracula
Stephen, the Valet (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Justice in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
 1942 Broken Strings
Dr. Charles Matson
 1942 Jungle Siren
Chief Selangi
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Chief Madjeduka
 1942 Lady Luck
Door Man (as Jessie Brooks)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Oscar, the Apartment Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Church Preacher Showing Movie (uncredited)
 1941 Hit the Road
Rufus (uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
First Black Man at Opera (uncredited)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Master of Ceremonies - Costume Party (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Doorman at Washington Party (uncredited)
 1940 Four Shall Die
Bill Summers
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Second Fisherman (uncredited)
 1940 Am I Guilty?
Dr. Fairchild
 1940 Mystery in Swing
John Carroll
 1940 Gang War
Lt. Holmes (as Jesse Brooks)
 1939 Midnight Shadow
Sgt. Ramsey (as Jesse Lee Brooks)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Angry - Heavyset Chief (uncredited)
 1939 Risky Business
Black Man (uncredited)
 1938 Two-Gun Man from Harlem
Sheriff (as Jesse Lee Brooks)
 1938 Life Goes On
Officer James (as Jess Brooks)
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Jeff Thomas (as Jesse Lee Brooks)
 1937 Dark Manhattan
Lt. Ballot
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage actor.

Alternate Names:

Jesse Lee Brooks | Jesse Brooks | Jessie Brooks | Jess Brooks
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Star Sign:

Gemini

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