You also see her sing "Temptation" in THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in nightclub scene with Kirk Douglas and Gilbert Roland. Roland plays the movie heartthrob who's dancing partner is a blonde babe with a deadpan expression. Her face comes to life when her juicy steak dinner arrives. Gloria Grahame is also in THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL along with Douglas, Roland and Lana Turner.
Hadda Brooks was a popular L.A. and New York City act.
Hadda Brooks hosted THE HADDA BROOKS SHOW in her hometown in 1957. It was a combination music entertainment and talk show that aired on KCOP/Channel 13. KCOP is still in operation, now broadcasting as My 13. On THE HADDA BROOKS SHOW, "That's My Desire" was her theme song. The half-hour show was live on KCOP. Hadda did 26 episodes. Hazel Scott's show lasted three months. All 26 episodes of THE HADDA BROOKS SHOW were repeated in San Francisco on KGO which is now the ABC/Disney channel. Here's Hadda Brooks singing and playing her TV theme song.
On Sunday, January 7th, TCM host Eddie Muller has a special interview with that fantastic actress, Annette Bening. Bening plays the late Gloria Grahame in a new film called FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL.
TCM will air two classics in a row, both starring Gloria Grahame. First up is IN A LONELY PLACE followed by THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the Vincente Minnelli film that earned Grahame the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
In both classics, see singer and groundbreaking TV host, Hadda Brooks. She was also featured in the 1947 comedy, OUT OF THE BLUE and the 1995 Jack Nicholson drama, THE CROSSING GUARD.