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Jean Brooks was an American film actress who appeared in over 30 films. She was born Ruby M. Kelly in Houston, Texas on December 23, 1915 (publicity materials and death certificate claim 1916) and died November 25, 1963. She was raised in both New York and Costa Rica, and was fluent in both English and Spanish. She never achieved major stardom in Hollywood, though she landed a number of prominent roles in the early 1940s. She eventually disappeared from Hollywood and died of complications from alcoholism.
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