Richard Brooks bio

Birth Name: Richard L. Brooks

Occupation: Director

Place Of Birth: Philadelphia

Date Of Birth: May18, 1912

Date Of Death: March 11, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Richard Brooks was born on the 18th of May, 1912. He was popular for being a Director. Directed films such as Blackboard Jungle, Elmer Gantry, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

Richard Brooks was born in Philadelphia. He was a news reporter. He directed the 1958 film version of the classic Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Richard Brooks was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Richard Brooks was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard L. Brooks is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Richard’s Richard L. Brooks attended
Interlochen Academy of Arts.


Richard Brooks’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Richard Brooks’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Richard Brooks kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Richard Brooks was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME:Richard L. Brooks
BIRTH DAY:Saturday
DEATH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Brooks was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Brooks was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Richard Brooks had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Richard Brooks’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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