Phyllis Brooks

Actrice née le 18 juillet 1915 (décédée à 80 ans)


Phyllis Brooks was an American actress and model. Brooks was born Phyllis Seiler in Boise, Idaho on July 18, 1915. She began her career in films at age 20, and had been known as the "Ipana Toothpaste Girl" due to her work as a model. Brooks, who had about 30 performances in films, was a B-movie leading lady during the 1930s and 1940s, with roles in such films as In Old Chicago, Little Miss Broadway and the Shanghai Gesture. In the late 1930s, she dated Cary Grant, who called her Brooksie, and rumors that the two would be married were circulated. Brooks, something of a socialite, also dated Howard Hughes.
She was reported as being president of Parties Unlimited Inc. in an article about Hollywood at war.
Along with fellow actress Una Merkel, and accompanied by noted actor Gary Cooper, Phyllis was the first civilian woman to travel to the Pacific theater of war during World War II, on a USO tour. She was married to Torbert Macdonald, an 11-term Massachusetts Congressman who was John F. Kennedy's roommate at Harvard University, and who remained a close friend and confidante throughout his life. She moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts with her new husband in 1945 so he could complete his Harvard Law degree. Congressman Macdonald had been a Harvard football captain and a decorated PT boat captain in World War II. He died in office in 1976.


Shanghai Gesture

de Josef von Sternberg

Film Shanghai Gesture

The Unseen

de Lewis Allen

Film The Unseen

High Powered

de William Berke

Film High Powered

Dangerous Passage

de William Berke

Film Dangerous Passage

Lady in the Dark

de Mitchell Leisen

Film Lady in the Dark

Hi'ya, Sailor

de Jean Yarbrough

Film Hi'ya, Sailor

Silver Spurs

de Joseph Kane

Film Silver Spurs

No Place for a Lady

de James P. Hogan

Film No Place for a Lady

The Flying Squad

de Herbert Brenon

Film The Flying Squad

Slightly Honorable

de Tay Garnett

Film Slightly Honorable

Charlie Chan in Reno

de Norman Foster

Film Charlie Chan in Reno

Charlie Chan in Honolulu

de H. Bruce Humberstone

Film Charlie Chan in Honolulu

Straight, Place and Show

de David Butler

Film Straight, Place and Show

Hôtel à vendre

de Irving Cummings

Film Hôtel à vendre

City Girl

de Alfred L. Werker

Film City Girl

L'Incendie de Chicago

de Henry King

Film L'Incendie de Chicago

Mam'zelle vedette

de Allan Dwan

Film Mam'zelle vedette

You Can't Have Everything

de Norman Taurog

Film You Can't Have Everything

Two In The Dark

de Benjamin Stoloff

Film Two In The Dark

Another Face

de Christy Cabanne

Film Another Face

To Beat the Band

de Benjamin Stoloff

Film To Beat the Band