in Blonde Ice (1948)
July 13, 1922
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||July 1, 2011
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)|
|Other names||Lorraine Gettman|
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer|
|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) was an American film actress, model and dancer.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska as Virginia Gettman, 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). She retired from films in 1949, but returned to make one last film in 1971.
Brooks was married twice and had four daughters. She wed her first husband, actor Donald Anthony Shay, January 6, 1945, in Beverly Hills, California.
Brooks died on July 1, 2011 at the age of 88 in Sherman Oaks, California.
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Chorus Girl in "Little Johnny Jones" (uncredited)
- You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Cecy Acuña
- Cover Girl (1944) as Maurine Martin
- Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Angela
- The Secret of the Whistler (1946) as Kay Morrell
- The Man Who Dared (1946) as Lorna Claibourne
- Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Miss Medwick
- Blonde Ice (1948) as Claire Cummings Hanneman
- Hollow Triumph (1948) as Virginia Taylor
- Todd, John (May 29, 1945). "Behind the Scenes in Hollywood". The Tipton Daily Tribune. Indiana, Tipton. International News Service. p. 2. Retrieved July 25, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actress Leslie Brooks And Donald Shay Wed". Cumberland Evening Times. Maryland, Cumberland. Associated Press. January 8, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved July 25, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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