Geraldine Brooks

Highest Rated: 89% Possessed (1947)
Lowest Rated: 89% Possessed (1947)
Birthday: Oct 29, 1925
Birthplace: Not Available
Born Geraldine Stroock, she first appeared onstage (in a musical) at age 17, then worked in summer stock and toured with the Theater Guild in a repertory of Shakespeare productions; she later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. An intense, pretty, petite brunette, she went to Hollywood in 1947 after being signed by Warner Brothers; there she was proclaimed as a "new Hepburn" with an electrifying screen presence. Her career, however, never lived up to its promise. The quality of her pictures was low (in most of them she played ingenues), so she accepted an offer by director William Dieterle to appear in an Italian film, Volcano (1950); the film performed badly at the box office, but Brooks remained in Europe to make a few more movies. After returning to the U.S., she largely abandoned her film career in favor of TV and the stage; she received a Tony nomination for her performance in the play Brightower (1970) and several Emmy nominations for her work on TV. Later she became a skilled nature photographer; in 1975 she published Swan Watch, a book of her bird photographs with accompanying text written by her second husband, novelist-screenwriter Budd Schulberg. She died of cancer at age 51 in 1977.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mr. Ricco Katherine Fremont 1975
No Score Yet Johnny Tiger Dr. Leslie Frost 1966
No Score Yet The Bull of the West Georgia Price 1962
No Score Yet Volcano Maria 1953
No Score Yet The Green Glove Christine 'Chris' Kenneth 1952
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Mary Hathaway 1949
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment Bea Harper 1949
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie Susan Brown 1949
89% Possessed Carol Graham 1947
No Score Yet Cry Wolf Julie Demarest 1947

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Elaine Rossi
  • 1976
  • 1971
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Widow
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Marty
  • 1972
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Andrea
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Adrienne Lucia Caroline
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Tracy
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Esther
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Elizabeth Carol Attley
  • 1966
  • 1961

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