|Born||in Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Died||in Encino, California, USA (natural causes)|
"The Loveable Lush"|
Mini Bio (1)
Brooks was born in Louisville, Kentucky, one of eight sons, whose father was a county sheriff. Brooks dropped out of school after the 6th grade and did a variety of jobs before beginning a career in radio at the age of 21. He was a newscaster and disc jockey in Louisville, and Buffalo before switching to television newscasting. Brooks moved to L.A. in the 60s and began acting in television. He then began his drunk act, which went over well with crowds at Las Vegas nightclubs and on television. Brooks was a frequent guest on talk and variety shows and several Dean Martin celebrity roasts.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson
|Teri Brooks||(13 May 1950 - 20 December 2001) ( his death) ( 2 children)|
|Loretta Brooks||(14 April 1934 - 1950) ( divorced) ( 4 children)|