September 3, 2003 by

Rand Brooks


Categories: Actors, Business, Hollywood

rbrooks.jpgRand Brooks, a veteran actor who appeared in over 75 movies, died on Sept. 1. Cause of death was not released. He was 84.
Brooks acted in half a dozen films during the 1930s, but his big break came when he landed the role of Charles Hamilton, Scarlett O’Hara’s doomed first husband in “Gone With the Wind.”
Over the next three decades, Brooks achieved some fame as Lucky Jenkins in 12 Hopalong Cassidy westerns, and as Cpl. Randy Boone in the TV show, “Rin Tin Tin.” He also did guest spots on “The Lone Ranger,” “Maverick” and “Perry Mason.”
Brooks eventually left show business to build the largest private ambulance service in Los Angeles County. After he sold the company in 1984, Brooks retired to the Santa Ynez Valley and bred champion Andalusian horses.
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2 Responses to Rand Brooks

  1. shannon

    Oh, I can’t help but have a crush on Rand Brooks, a.k.a. Charles Hamilton. He’s a real gentleman, they just don’t make ’em like that anymore. You’re greatly missed, Rand.

  2. Tom

    I saw Rand Brooks when he did a tribute to Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger). He and Clayton were great friends. He was a fine character actor.

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