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Richard Brooks
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Birth Date:May 18, 1912
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:March 11, 1992

Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Richard Brooks

Biography:Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 - March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer. His films tended to be more serious than those of his contemporaries, and many have enjoyed lasting appeal.

Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Russian Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from West Philadelphia High School, and later Temple University. In the 1940s he wrote the screenplays for the critically acclaimed Key Largo and Brute Force, both suspenseful examples of film noir. In 1950 he directed his film Crisis, which gave a much darker role to the actor Cary Grant than he had previously attempted. He won his only Oscar in 1960 for his screenplay for the film Elmer Gantry, although he was nominated for the films Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, In Cold Blood and The Professionals.

Brooks was once married to actress Jean Brooks. In 1960, he married the British actress Jean Simmons, and they had one daughter. They divorced in 1977.

Richard Brooks died from congestive heart failure in 1992 in Beverly Hills, California and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Richard Brooks has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6422 Hollywood Blvd.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Key Largo (1948)
Crossfire (1947)

Chinese Horoscope for Richard Brooks
Includes characteristics and Vices
Richard Brooks's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: May 18, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Richard Brooks's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: May 18, 1912

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Richard Brooks's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: May 18, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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