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Thelma Goodman, aka Thelma Bernstein, aka Thelma Leeds (born 1912-died May 27, 2006), was an American actress. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She was the mother of actor/director Albert Brooks, Bob Einstein (TV's Super Dave Osborne), and Clifford Einstein, chairman of Dailey & Associates Advertising in West Hollywood, California and chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Albert Brooks Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian and director. ... Super Dave Osborne (born November 20, 1940, in Los Angeles, California) is the stage name of Bob Einstein (brother of actor Albert Brooks), a comedic stuntman whose persona is modeled after Evel Knievel. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... Categories: Museum stubs | Los Angeles area museums | Art museums and galleries in the U.S. ...


In the early 1930s, Leeds sang light opera on the radio. She also performed in New York nightclubs as Thelma Goodman, her birth name. One night in the mid-1930s a RKO talent scout caught her nightclub act. The studio signed her to a contract and gave her the name Thelma Leeds. Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Artist and repertoire (A&R for short) is a music industry term that refers to the division of a record label that is responsible for scouting and developing talent. ...


She had an uncredited role in the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Follow the Fleet. She later had supporting roles in The Toast of New York and New Faces of 1937. See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Ginger Rogers on the cover of the April, 1938 issue of Modern Screen Magazine Beautiful Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was a legendary Academy Award-winning American actress and dancer. ... Follow The Fleet (RKO) is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme and stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard and Betty Grable, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. ...


She met her husband Harry Einstein, a dialect comedian, while filming New Faces of 1937. Leeds retired from show business after marrying Einstein in 1937. Harry Parke, aka Harry Einstein, aka Parkyakarkus (May 6, 1904–November 24, 1958), was an American comedian. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Two years after Einstein's death in 1958, she married Irving "Bernie" Bernstein. He died in 1983. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1981 Leeds played Albert Brooks' mother in Modern Romance. She also served as the inspiration for Brooks' 1996 comedy Mother, in which Debbie Reynolds played the title role. // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Robert Cole (Albert Brooks) is a Hollywood film editor right in the middle of cutting a new science fiction film with George Kennedy. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Portrait of Debbie Reynolds by Philippe Halsman on cover of Life magazine, 1951 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ...


"I think mom was bugged that she couldn't play (Brooks' mother in Mother)," Clifford Einstein told the Los Angeles Times. "She loved to laugh at herself and loved the portrayal of Mother that, while not her story, was certainly loosely based on her: the kind of mother that loves to control everything." The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ...


Leeds died at her home in Beverly Hills, California. Her death was attributed to natural causes. Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ...


External Links

  • McLellan, Dennis. (2006, May 31). Thelma Bernstein, 95; Mother of Albert Brooks Was Former Actress. Los Angeles Times.

 
 

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