Thelma Leeds (Thelma Goodman)

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New York City, New York, USA
Her late 1930s film career was brief and unheralded, and she retired early from the business, but as the mother of Albert Brooks she managed to enjoy a mini-comeback of sorts in a couple of his films, during her twilight years. Former singer/actress Thelma Leeds was born Thelma Goodman in New York City. Trained in opera, her career break happened while singing on radio. RKO took an interest in the lovely, pencil-browed brunette after a talent scout discovered her warbling in a New York nightery. Read more...


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