Louise Brooks was born on November 14, 1906. She was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress.
Biography and Career
Louise Brooks was born in Cherryvale, Kansas. She was the daughter of Leonard Porter Brooks.
In 1922, Brooks began her entertainment career as a dancer, joining the Denishawn modern dance company. In 1925, Brooks made her screen debut in the silent The Street of Forgotten Men.
In 1928, she was noticed in Europe for her pivotal vamp role in the Howard Hawks directed silent buddy film, A Girl in Every Port. Her best American role was in one of the early sound film dramas, Beggars of Life in 1928 as an abused country girl on the run with Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery playing hoboes she meets while riding the rails. Much of this film was s
hot on location and the boom microphone was invented for this film by the director William Wellman, who needed it for one of the first experimental talking scenes in the movies.
In the 1929 Louise also starred in a German film Pandora's Box, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst in his New Objectivity period.
After being a part of German film industry for few years in 1931 Louise returned back to Hollywood and was casted in two mainstream films: God's Gift to Women and It Pays to Advertise. Later William Wellman, her director on Beggars of Life, offered her the feminine lead in his new picture, The Public Enemy.
Louise also started writing later on about film, which became her second career. During this period she began her first major writing project, an autobiographical novel called Naked on My Goat, a title taken from Goethe's Faust. After working on the novel for a number of years, she destroyed the manuscript by throwing it into an incinerator.
In 1926, Brooks married Eddie Sutherland, the director of the film she made with Fields, but was divorced in June 1928. In 1933 she married Chicago millionaire Deering Davis, but abruptly left him in March 1934 after only five months of marriage. The couple officially divorced in 1938.
Birth Name: Mary Louise Brooks
Birth: November 14, 1906
Why do we like Louise Brooks?
We like her because of her acting.
Why is Louise Brooks Famous?
She is famous because of her work as an actress and her modeling.
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