Louise Brooks

1906 - 1985

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Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is regarded today as a Jazz Age icon and as a flapper sex symbol due to her bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career.At the age of fifteen, Brooks began her career as a dancer and toured with the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts where she performed opposite Ted Shawn. After being fired, she found employment as a chorus girl in George White's Scandals and as a semi-nude dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louise Brooks has received more than 1,820,744 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Louise Brooks is the 1,139th most popular actor (up from 1,257th in 2019), the 2,101st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,333rd in 2019) and the 561st most popular American Actor.

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  • 36

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  • 4.29

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Among actors, Louise Brooks ranks 1,139 out of 10,030Before her are Hou Hsiao-hsien, Rosemary Harris, Kemal Sunal, Diane Kruger, Mary Steenburgen, and Matthew Broderick. After her are Gabriel Macht, Martin Lawrence, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jim Caviezel, Thomas Kretschmann, and Jaclyn Smith.

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Among people born in 1906, Louise Brooks ranks 97Before her are Brigitte Helm, Rezső Kasztner, Joaquín Balaguer, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Phạm Văn Đồng, and Curtis LeMay. After her are Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Luis Federico Leloir, Philippe Halsman, Denis de Rougemont, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, and George Sanders. Among people deceased in 1985, Louise Brooks ranks 54Before her are The Singing Nun, Ernst Öpik, David Byron, Herbert Bayer, Ricky Nelson, and Axel Springer. After her are Wellington Koo, Philly Joe Jones, Ruth Gordon, Nicolas Frantz, Denis de Rougemont, and David Purley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louise Brooks ranks 2,101 out of 15,968Before her are Kamehameha II (1797), Larry Silverstein (1931), Alexander Shulgin (1925), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Matthew Broderick (1962), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890). After her are Gigi Hadid (1995), Charles Barkley (1963), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Gabriel Macht (1972), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), and Ivy Lee (1877).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Louise Brooks ranks 561Before her are Dana Elcar (1927), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Katey Sagal (1954), Mary Steenburgen (1953), and Matthew Broderick (1962). After her are Gabriel Macht (1972), Jim Caviezel (1968), Jaclyn Smith (1945), Bob Gunton (1945), Bridget Fonda (1964), and Debra Paget (1933).

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