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JACQUELINE BROOKES

Obituary
  • "Fortunately I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Brookes in..."
    - Hal Wescott
  • "She was an amazing actress, a supportive teacher, and a..."
    - Melissa
  • "Jacqueline Brookes is and will always be a caring wonderful..."
  • "You carried a light that shined on us all."
    - Joey Roesel
  • "Jackie was one of the most gracious and kind of leading..."
    - Jacqueline Eliopoulos

BROOKES--Jacqueline. Actress, died on April 26, 2013 at the age of 82. Born on July 24 1930 to Maria Victoire and Fredrick Jack Brookes, she received her BA at the University of Iowa before being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the span of 60 years in theater, film, and tv, her stage roles ranged in diversity from Sam Shepard's Buried Child to the full gallery of Shakespeare's great ladies, winning an Obie in 1963 for Six Characters in Search of an Author, and a Theater World Award for The Cretan Woman in 1955. In Film, her numerous roles included Admiral Brand in Star Trek: The Next Generation; Commissioner Brumford in Naked Gun 2 ½, and starring opposite James Caan in The Gambler as Naomi Freed. She taught at Circle in the Square Theatre School from 1974 until the present, and was a lifetime member of the Actors' Studio. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her nephews Richard Brookes, Alan Brookes, Tom Brookes, and her niece, Mary Brookes.

Published in The New York Times on May 5, 2013
bullet University of Iowa
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