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Jean Brooks (Ruby M. Kelly) was born on 23 December, 1915 in Houston, Texas, USA, is an Actress. Discover Jean Brooks's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Jean Brooks networth?

Popular As Ruby M. Kelly
Occupation actress
Age 48 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 23 December 1915
Birthday 23 December
Birthplace Houston, Texas, USA
Date of death 25 November, 1963
Died Place Richmond, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Jean Brooks Height, Weight & Measurements

At 48 years old, Jean Brooks height is 5' 4½" (1.64 m) .

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Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Who Is Jean Brooks's Husband?

Her husband is William Douglas Lansford (1946 - 1956) ( divorced), Richard Brooks (1941 - 1944) ( divorced), Thomas H. Leddy (195? - 25 November 1963) ( her death)

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Husband William Douglas Lansford (1946 - 1956) ( divorced), Richard Brooks (1941 - 1944) ( divorced), Thomas H. Leddy (195? - 25 November 1963) ( her death)
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Jean Brooks Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Jean Brooks worth at the age of 48 years old? Jean Brooks’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Jean Brooks's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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Bore a striking resemblance to Carolyn Jones, who played Morticia in the TV series The Addams Family (1964).


In the last 15 years of her life, Jean suffered from an eating disorder and in the last 5 years from Laennec's cirrhosis caused by alcoholism. Brooks died on November 25, 1963 in Richmond at the age of 47. In 1964 she was cremated and her ashes scattered over the sea.


Her clipped delivery and intense, forceful acting style made her a promising bet for stardom, but RKO lost interest in her by mid-'44 and her roles got gradually smaller until she was dropped in 1946. She and Brooks divorced (his later studio biographies omitted her name as one of his ex-wives). For many years she was listed as a "Lost Player" championed in several magazine articles by writer Doug McClelland. She was eventually located in San Francisco, where she had moved after her film career petered out, and was employed as a classified ad solicitor on the "San Francisco Examiner" newspaper. She had married a printer named Thomas Leddy.


She signed with RKO, where film buffs know her for her three appearances for cult producer Val Lewton, particularly her stunning performance as a haunted devil worshiper in The Seventh Victim (1943).


Born Ruby Kelly and wanting to avoid confusion with actress Ruby Keeler, she began her acting career under the name Jeanne Kelly. In Spanish-language films, she was known as Robina Duarte. When dancer Gene Kelly began acting in 1942, she changed her name once again and became Jean Brooks, using the name from her recent marriage to writer Richard Brooks.


She spent several years at Universal as a leading lady in "B" pictures, including several Johnny Mack Brown westerns, but her option was dropped in late 1941. By this time she had married writer (later director) Richard Brooks and, with a certain Broadway hoofer having just signed at MGM, dropped the Kelly and became Jean Brooks.


The fourth and youngest child of Horace and Robina Kelly, Jean Brooks spent her early years in her native Texas before relocating to Costa Rica with her mother after her father's death. Her time in Costa Rica enabled her to become fluent in Spanish, and she began her professional career as a singer with Enric Madriguera and Orchestra in New York City. She had a small role in the New York City-filmed The Crime of Doctor Crespi (1935) and the second lead in a state play, "Name Your Poison" (1938), with Lenore Ulric. She was signed by an independent film production company that had gone under by the time she got to Hollywood.