Friday, August 19, 2011
RIP Leslie Brooks
Brooks, whose birth name was Virginia Leslie Gettman, was a film actress. In the beginning of her career she was acting under her birth name, Lorraine Gettman. As Leslie Brooks, she began appearing in movie bit roles starting in 1941. Brooks started landing more sizeable parts in such programs as "Nine Girls" (1944), "Cover Girl" (1944) and the lead in the film noir classic "Blonde Ice" (1948), Brooks retired in 1949. She was married to Doanld Anthony Shay (1945-1948) and Russ Vincent (1950- ). and the mother of daughters Leslie Victori, Dorena Marla, Gina L., and Darla R. She died in Sherman Oaks, California on July 1, 2001 and was buried in Hollywood Hills Cemetery next to her husband Russ.
BROOKS, Leslie (Virginia Leslie Gettman)
Born: 7/13/1922, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Died: 7/1/2011, Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.A.
Leslie Brooks' western - actress:
Overland to Deadwood - 1942 (Linda Banning)