|Born||Elisabeth Brooks Luyties
July 2, 1951
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||September 7, 1997
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Brain cancer|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, poet, writer|
Life and career
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 (1976), 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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- Los Angeles Blue Book, 1973, page 239
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- Elisabeth Brooks, 46, an actress seen on television shows..., Baltimore Sun, September 17, 1997
- TV actress Elisabeth Brooks dies of cancer at 46, Deseret News, Associated Press, September 18, 1997
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