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Jacqueline Brookes

Jacqueline Brookes
Born Jacqueline Victoire Brookes
(1930-07-24)July 24, 1930
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 26, 2013(2013-04-26) (aged 82)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress; acting teacher
Years active 1952–1996

Jacqueline Victoire Brookes (July 24, 1930 – April 26, 2013)[1] was an American film, television, and stage actress, best known for her work both off and on Broadway.


  • Life and career 1
  • Awards 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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.[2] 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.

Jacqueline Brookes in later years was a teacher at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, as well as a life member of The Actors Studio.[3][4]


She received her Theatre World Award in 1955 for The Cretan Woman and won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for Six Characters in Search of an Author.[5]

She was an acting teacher at Circle in the Square Theatre School from 1974 until her death at age 82 from lymphoma.[5]



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  2. ^ Jacqueline Brookes profile at
  3. ^ 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.  
  4. ^ (paid death notice)New York TimesJACQUELINE BROOKES' obit,
  5. ^ a b Douglas Martin "Jacqueline Brookes, Actress, Dies at 82", New York Times, May 12, 2013

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