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September 1, 2021

35 Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Hazel Brooks in the 1940s

Born 1924 in Cape Town, South Africa, American actress Hazel Brooks was the daughter of a sea captain. Her father died when she was three years old, and she moved with her mother to Brooklyn, New York. She became a model for Harry Conover when she was 16.

A talent scout picked Brooks and five other models to appear in the MGM film Du Barry Was a Lady (1943). She made a series of pictures at the studio during the 1940s, culminating with a supporting role in the 1947 film Body and Soul with John Garfield.

A photo of Brooks by Durward Garyhill was voted “Most Provocative Still of 1947” by the International Society of Photographic Arts in January 1948. She had subsequent roles in Arch of Triumph and Sleep, My Love in 1948, as well as The Basketball Fix (1951) and The I Don’t Care Girl (1953).

Brooks died in 2002, aged 78, in the Bel Air residential district of Los Angeles. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Hazel Brooks in the 1940s.


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