Harvey Brooks

born: 17 February 1898
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States of America
died: 17 June 1968
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 70)

Black American jazz pianist and composer, once a member of Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders (and that group's predecessor, the Quality Four). His scoring of Mae West's 1933 film "I'm No Angel" marked the first time a Black American wrote the complete score for a major motion picture. Some sources give a birth year of 1899.
Real name: Harvey Oliver Brooks
Height: 5'10½"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


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https://www.fold3.com/document/630140284/ (WWII draft reg. card)
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/harvey-brooks-mn0001823225/biography (AllMusic)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes, research and information)

This page was last updated on: 04 November 2022