Beautiful Hazel Brooks is one of those lovely old Hollywood stars who (for inexplicable reasons) never quite found stardom. She didn’t make very many films, unfortunately.. I would have loved to see her in more! Then again, there is something to be said for the old adage, “Always leave them wanting more.”
Hazel is best known for her role in the wonderful film-noir Body and Soul (1947, directed by Robert Rossen). The movie also stars John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, and William Conrad.
Is that a great cast or what??!
John Garfield and Hazel Brooks
You can find Body and Soul on dvd (Amazon link) on Amazon.
William Conrad and Hazel Brooks
Did You Know?
Hazel Brooks was married to the wonderful Art Director Cedric Gibbons from 1944 to his death in 1960. A FEW of the many wonderful films he worked on: Gaslight, High Society, The Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers & The Long, Long Trailer.
The talented Gibbons also designed the Academy Award statuette Oscar!