Louise Brooks

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Louise Brooks in 1927

Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906August 8, 1985), born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American silent film actress, dancer, model, showgirl and writer.


  • I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.
    • Lulu in Hollywood (1982)
  • I have been taking stock of my 50 years since I left Wichita. How I have existed fills me with horror for I failed in everything. Spelling, arithmetic, writing, swimming, tennis, golf, dancing, singing, acting, wife, mistress, whore, friend, even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of not trying. I tried with all my heart.
    • Looking for Lulu (1998)

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