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Louise Brooks
Birthday: November 14, 1906
Birth Place: Cherryvale, Kansas, USA
Height: 5' 2"
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The daughter of a Kansas attorney, Louise Brooks was 15 when she accompanied her mother to New York. A talented if not inspired dancer, Brooks performed with the Denishawn dance troupe, then worked in such annual revues as George White's Scandals and The Ziegfeld Follies. Signed to a Paramount film contract in 1925, she was largely confined to nondescript leading lady roles in such films as W.C. Fields' It's the Old Army Game (1926), directed by her then-husband Eddie Sutherland. Better roles came her way in Howard Hawks' A Girl in Every Port (1927) and William Wellman's Beggars of Life (1928). With her darkly exotic good looks and distinctively bobbed-and-banged haircut, Brooks gained popularity with filmgoers, but neither critics nor studio executives were particularly impressed with her acting ability. All this changed when she was invited to work in Berlin by director G.W. Pabst. Her haunting, provocative performances in Pabst's Pandora's Box (1928) and Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) not only established her as a screen personality of the first rank, but also fostered a Louise Brooks "cult" which continued to flourish. Alas, when the temperamental Brooks refused to return to Hollywood to film sound retakes for her silent picture The Canary Murder Case (1929), she was effectively blacklisted in Hollywood. Despite another brilliant performance in Ren
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
King of Gamblers (1937)
When You're in Love (1937)
Empty Saddles (1936)
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
Who's Who in the Zoo (1931)
Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (1931)
God's Gift to Women (1931)
[ Joan Blondell ]
It Pays to Advertise (1931)
[ Carole Lombard ]
Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (1930)
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen, Das (1929)
The Canary Murder Case (1929)
Büchse der Pandora, Die (1929)
Beggars of Life (1928)
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
[ Myrna Loy ]
The City Gone Wild (1927)
Now We're in the Air (1927)
Rolled Stockings (1927)
Evening Clothes (1927)
Ten Years Old (1927)
Just Another Blonde (1926)
The Show Off (1926)
It's the Old Army Game (1926)
A Social Celebrity (1926)
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926)
The American Venus (1926)
The Street of Forgotten Men (1925)
  • After retiring from cinema in 1938, she was found working as a -a-week salesgirl at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, New York, USA.
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#44). [1995]
  • Trying to make a Hollywood comeback after working in Europe, she turned down an offer to star with James Cagney in the classic The Public Enemy (1931). The role could have revitalized her career.
  • As a child, one of her best friends was Vivian Vance who played Ethel Mertz on _"I Love Lucy" (1951) (TV)_ .
  • After retiring, went on to write many witty and intelligent essays on the film industry.
  • Opened a dance studio in Beverly Hills. It failed because of a financial scandal involving her business partner. On 30 July 1940, Brooks boarded a train back to Kansas, leaving Hollywood for good. She opened a dance studio in Wichita and wrote a booklet, "The Fundamentals of Good Ballroom Dancing."
  • Briefly the mistress of CBS founder William Paley, who secretly provided her with a yearly pension for the rest of her life.
  • Filed for bankruptcy. (6 February 1932)
  • A 20th Century-Fox talent scout spotted a girl named Linda Carter in a play and offered her a screen test. "Linda Carter" was actually Brooks, who was attempting a comeback. (July 1938)
  • Was the inspiration for the stage play "Show Girl," which, in turn, inspired the comic strip "Dixie Dugan." She was also the inspiration for Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax's comic strip/graphic novel "Valentina." Brooks and Crepax became pen pals as a result.
  • Marlene Dietrich was sitting in Georg Wilhelm Pabst's office, ready to accept the role of Lulu in Pandora's Box at the same time Brooks walked out on her Paramount contract.
  • Her first autobiography, entitled 'Naked On My Goat', was thrown into an incinerator by her own hand.
  • In Neil Gaiman's novel, American Gods, the character Czernobog called her the "greatest American actress of all time."
  • Her favorite actress was Margaret Sullavan

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