#637 Louise Brooks / Harley O. Teets – 14 November 1906

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe, including two G. W. Pabst films: Pandora’s Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe, 1930). She starred in seventeen silent films and eight sound films before retiring in 1935. Brooks published her memoir, Lulu in Hollywood, in 1982.

Harley O. Teets

Harley o Teets

Harley Oliver Teets (born on 14 November 1906 in Terra Alta, Preston County, West Virginia)  was the warden of San Quentin State Prison from 1951 until his death in 1957. During that time he presided over executions performed in San Quentin’s notorious gas chamber. Teets is probably best known for seizing the manuscript of one of condemned prisoner Caryl Chessman’s books, arguing that since it was written on death row, it constituted “prison labor”.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Brooks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_O._Teets


Also born on this day:
Andrei Abrikosov was a Soviet stage and film actor .
Albrecht Becker was a production designer, photographer, and actor.
Tomio Hora was a Japanese historian and Waseda University professor.
Billy Halliday was a Scottish professional footballer.
Hermann Schäufele was the Archbishop of Freiburg.
Jorge Rolando was a Uruguayan fencer.
Wolf Leslau was a scholar of Semitic languages.
Lane Dwinell was an American manufacturer.
Claude Ménard was a French athlete.
Petre Ştefănucă was a Bessarabian sociologist.
Mariano S. Bishop was a labor organizer and union leader.

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