|Born||Elisabeth Brooks Luyties
July 2, 1951
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||September 7, 1997
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Occupation||Actress, singer, poet, writer|
Brooks was born Elisabeth Brooks Luyties in Toronto, Ontario and began her acting career aged five encompassing both stage and screen. She started appearing in television roles in the mid-1970s and managed to pursue her acting career as a single mother while working a variety of jobs to support herself and her son. She had a brief role in Rich Man, Poor Man before appearing regularly on the soap opera Days of our Lives, and in such popular television series as The Rockford Files, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Hart to Hart, Starsky and Hutch, The Six Million Dollar Man and Emergency!
Brooks is probably best remembered for her role as the evil leather-clad siren Marsha Quist in the horror film The Howling (1981). Her other film appearances included Deep Space (1988), and The Forgotten One (1989) starring Kristy McNichol.
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