|Born||Jacqueline Victoire Brookes
July 24, 1930
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 26, 2013
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress; acting teacher|
Life and career
Brookes was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the daughter of Maria Victoire (née Zur Haar) and Frederick Jack Brookes, an investment banker. She attended a French-speaking school in New York and spoke fluent French. She chose to attend the University of Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Then she went to London on a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
During the 1960s, she spent several summers acting in the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, performing in such plays as Antony and Cleopatra, A Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Richard III. During that era, she also performed Rosalind in As You Like It at the New Mexico State University, Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew at the University of British Columbia, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.
- As the World Turns (1969–1973)
- The Hospital (1971)
- The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
- The Gambler (1974)
- Another World (1975–77)
- Looking Up (1977)
- A Death in Canaan (1978)
- Last Embrace (1979)
- Paternity (1981)
- Ghost Story (1981)
- Love and Money (1982)
- The Entity (1982)
- Without a Trace (1983)
- License to Kill (1984)
- Jack and Mike (1986)
- American Playhouse (1987)
- Sea of Love (1989)
- Law & Order (1990)
- The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992) (Episode: The First Duty)
- The Good Son (1993)
- Losing Isaiah (1995)
- Jacqueline Brookes profile at FilmReference.com
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 277. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
- JACQUELINE BROOKES' obit, New York Times (paid death notice)
- Douglas Martin "Jacqueline Brookes, Actress, Dies at 82", New York Times, May 12, 2013