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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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Known For

(1929)
The Show-Off Clara
(1926)
(1929)
(1931)

Filmography

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 1938 Overland Stage Raiders
Beth Hoyt
 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 Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (Short)
Betty Grey
 1931 God's Gift to Women
Florine
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Thelma Temple
 1930 Prix de beauté (Miss Europe)
Lucienne Garnier
 1929 Diary of a Lost Girl
Thymian
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
'The Canary' - Margaret O'Dell
 1929 Pandora's Box
Lulu
 1928 Beggars of Life
The Girl - Nancy
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Marie / Mam'selleGodiva - Girl in Marseille
 1927 The City Gone Wild
Snuggles Joy
 1927 Now We're in the Air
Griselle / Grisette
 1927 Rolled Stockings
Carol Fleming
 1927 Evening Clothes
Fox Trot
 1926 Just Another Blonde
Diana O'Sullivan
 1926 The Show-Off
Clara
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
Mildred Marshall
 1926 A Social Celebrity
Kitty Laverne
 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:

Article "Why I Will Never Write My Memoirs appeared in "Focus on Film" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In a summer 1936 interview] I am delighted with my role in Empty Saddles (1936). It gives me an opportunity to do something, not just stand around and look pretty. I wouldn't trade it for all the other roles I ever had because I am really acting now, not just being an ornament, and I feel that, a last, I am on the road toward getting some place in pictures. See more »

Trivia:

Originally cast as a manicurist in "A Social Celebrity," Brooks was pushed into the lead opposite Adolph Menjou when leading lady Greta Nissern dropped out of the cast. See more »

Trademark:

Bob hairstyle

Nickname:

Scrubbie See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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