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in Blonde Ice (1948)
|Born||Virginia Leslie Gettman
July 13, 1922
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||July 1, 2011
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
|Other names||Lorraine Gettman|
|Years active||1941–1948; 1971|
|Spouse(s)||Donald Anthony Shay (1945–1948; divorced); 1 child
Russ Vincent (1950–2011; her death); 3 children
|Children||Leslie Victoria Shay (b. 1945)
Dorena Marla Vincent (b. 1954)
Gina L. Vincent (b. 1956)
Darla R. Vincent (b. 1960)
Leslie Brooks (July 13, 1922 – July 1, 2011), born Virginia Leslie Gettman, was an American film actress.
Born in Nebraska, her parents brought her to Southern California at an early age, where around 1940 she started work as a photographic model. At the beginning of her showbiz career she appeared as "Lorraine Gettman". As Leslie Brooks, she began appearing in movie bit roles for Columbia in 1941. Brooks started landing more sizable parts in such movies as Nine Girls (1944), Cover Girl (1944) and the lead in the film noir classic Blonde Ice (1948). Brooks retired from films in 1949, but returned to made one more film (Hows Your Love Life) in 1971.
Brooks had four daughters: one (Leslie Victoria) by her first husband,who was an actor and ex-marine and three (Dorena Marla, Gina and Darla) by her second husband, actor Russ Vincent.
She died on July 1, 2011 at the age of 88.
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