Thelma Bernstein

Actress, mother of Albert Brooks

Thelma Bernstein, mother of filmmaker Albert Brooks and a former actress, died May 27. She was 95.

She came to Hollywood from New York in 1936 worked for RKO Studios under the name Thelma Leeds, appearing in films such as “Follow the Fleet,” New Faces of 1937″ and “The Toast of New York.”

She met her future husband, comedian Harry “Parkyakarkas” Einstein while working at the studio, and was later married to Irving Bernstein.

She is survived by her sons Albert Brooks; Clifford Einstein, chairman of Dailey and Associates Advertising and Bob Einstein, a writer and producer; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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