Jacqueline Brookes Biography (1930-)

Full name, Jacqueline Victoire Brookes; born July 24, 1930, in Montclair, NJ;daughter of Frederick Jack (an investment banker) and Maria Victoire (Zur Haar) Brookes. Addresses: AGENT--Triad Artists, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Jacqueline Brookes told CTFT that she is a three-time winner of the BroadwayShow League Tennis Championship.

Birth Details
July 24, 1930
Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--La Boheme (opera), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City,1943.
  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Emilia, Othello, Shakespeare Guild, Jan Hus Playhouse, 1953.
  • Phaedra, The Cretan Woman, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1954.
  • Gelda, The Dark Is Light Enough, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Vittoria Corombona, The White Devil, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • second woman, Medea, Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, France, 1955.
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, the Queen, Cymbeline, and the Jailer's Daughter, Two Noble Kinsmen, all Antioch Shakespeare Festival, Yellow Springs, OH, 1955.
  • woman, Tiger at the Gates, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Blanche of Spain, then Constance, King John, and Juliet, Measure for Measure, both American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1956.
  • Celimene, The Misanthrope, Theatre East, New York City, 1956.
  • title role, The Duchess of Malfi, Phoenix Theatre, 1957.
  • Desdemona, Othello, and Ursula, Much Ado about Nothing, both American Shakespeare Festival, 1957.
  • Sheila, Dial M for Murder, Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 1958.
  • Anna Petrovna, Ivanov, Renata Theatre, New York City, 1958.
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, University of Michigan Drama Festival, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI, 1959.
  • Mother, Kinderspiel, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1959.
  • Portia, Julius Caesar, Rosalind, As You Like It, and Gertrude, Hamlet, all National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1960.
  • Ilona, Anatol, Zerbinette, Scapin, Goneril, King Lear, Helena,A MidsummerNight's Dream, and Ophelia, Hamlet, all Association of Producing Artists, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1960.
  • Viola, Twelfth Night, Portia, The Merchant of Venice, and Elizabeth, Richard III, all National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1961.
  • Mrs. Molloy, The Matchmaker, the Stepdaughter, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible, and Dona Lucia, Charley's Aunt, all Association of Producing Artists, Fred Miller Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1961-62.
  • Madame Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS,1963.
  • the Stepdaughter, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermione, The Winter's Tale, and Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, all National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1963.
  • title role, Saint Joan at the Stake (opera), City Center Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • Elizabeth, Richard III, and Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing, both American Shakespeare Festival, 1964.
  • Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1964.
  • Mistress Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII, and Volumnia, Coriolanus, all National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1965.
  • Elinor Frost, An Evening's Frost, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, then TheatreDe Lys, New York City, both 1965.
  • title role, White Widow, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1966.
  • Athene and Leader of Chorus, The Oresteia, Ypsilanti Greek Festival, Ypsilanti, MI, 1966.
  • Lavinia, Come Slowly, Eden, Theatre De Lys, 1966.
  • Maria, Twelfth Night, Emilia, Othello, and Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, all National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1967.
  • Gertrude Eastman Quevas, In the Summer House, Dublin Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 1969.
  • title role, Mother Courage, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, 1969.
  • Renata, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Diane, Watercolor, ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Atossa, The Persians, St. George's Church, New York City, 1970.
  • title role, Herodiade, Little Orchestra Society, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 1970.
  • Estella, Sunday Dinner, American Place Theatre, Theatre at St.
  • Clement's Church, New York City, 1970.
  • Abbess of Argenteuil, Abelard and Heloise, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1971.
  • Countess Tolstoy, Body and Soul, and Elizabeth Bruce, Bruce, both EugeneO'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1971.
  • Bunny, The House of Blue Leaves, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1971.
  • Carrie, The Silent Partner, Actors Studio, New York City, 1972.
  • Julie English, And the Old Man Had Two Sons, and Lena and the Old Woman,Tales of the Revolution and Other American Fables, both Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, 1972.
  • Mother, A Meeting by the River, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1972.
  • Marion, Owners, Mercer-Shaw Theatre, New York City, 1973.
  • Marion Akers, Hallelujah!, Central Arts Theatre, New York City, 1973.
  • Kath, Entertaining Mr. Sloan, URGENT, New York City, 1974.
  • Grace Dunning, Knuckle, Playhouse II, New York City, 1975.
  • Jocasta, Oedipus, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, 1977.
  • Agave, The Bacchae, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1978.
  • Halie, Buried Child, Theatre De Lys, 1978.
  • Dorothea Merz, On Mount Chimborazo, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn,NY, 1979.
  • Betsy Hunt, The Winter Dancers, Phoenix Theatre, 1979.
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, and Norma, The Diviners, both Circle Repertory Theatre,New York City, 1980.
  • Duchess of York, Richard II, Entermedia Theatre, New York City, 1982.
  • Mrs. Wire, Vieux Carre, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1983.
  • Anna Trumbull, What I Did Last Summer, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1983.
  • Rosie, Full Hookup, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1984.
  • Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Actors Studio, 1985.
  • Also appeared in Dear Liar, ANTA Regional Conference, St. Paul, MN, 1967;Immoral Husband, Dublin Festival, 1969; American Roulette, 1969; The Plebians Rehearse the Uprising, Actors Studio, 1969; Dream of a Blacklisted Actor, Ensemble Studio, New York City, 1975; Old Flames, 1981; Seascape, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1985; Seagull, Thirteenth Street Theatre, New York City, 1986; and in Home Sweet Home and Crack, both Ohio Theatre, 1988.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Gelda, The Dark Is Light Enough, U.S. cities, 1955.
  • Ursula, Much Ado about Nothing, U.S. cities, 1957-58.
  • Also Dear Liar, U.S. cities, 1967.
  • Dr. Immelman, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971.
  • publisher, Werewolf of Washington, Diplomat, 1973.
  • Naomi, The Gambler, Paramount, 1973.
  • Becky, Looking Up, Levitt-Pickman, 1977.
  • Dr. Coopersmith, Last Embrace, United Artists, 1979.
  • Mrs. Novak, The Line, Enterprise, 1980.
  • Milly, Ghost Story, Universal, 1981.
  • Aunt Ethel, Paternity, Paramount, 1981.
  • Mrs. Paultz, Love and Money, Paramount, 1982.
  • Dr. Cooley, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • Margaret Mayo, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
  • Mrs. Connaloe, Stacking (also known as Season of Dreams), Spectrafilm, 1987.
  • TELEVISION DEBUT--Adventure, NBC, 1955.
  • Liz Conroy, Love of Life, CBS, 1962.
  • Flora Perkins, A Time for Us, ABC, 1964.
  • Miss Thompson, As the World Turns, CBS, 1970.
  • Ursula Winthrop, Secret Storm, CBS, 1972.
  • Nora Adler, Jack and Mike, ABC, 1986-87.
  • Also Direction, CBS, 1968-70; Beatrice Gordon, Another World,NBC; Ryan'sHope, ABC.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Frances Hollander, One of Our Own, NBC, 1975.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Title role, "Antigone," Look Up and Live, CBS, 1956.
  • Mary Magdalene, Frontiers of Faith, CBS, 1958.
  • Athena, "The Oresteia," Omnibus, CBS, 1959.
  • second woman, "Medea," Play of the Week, NTA, 1959.
  • citizen, "Fall of a City," Accent, CBS, 1962.
  • Also "Elizabethan Miscellany," Camera Three, CBS, 1956; Lamp Unto My Feet, CBS, 1958; You Are There, CBS, 1971; Look Up and Live, CBS, 1971.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Mildred Carston, A Death in Canaan, CBS, 1978.
  • Stella Botsford, Hardhat and Legs, CBS, 1980.
  • Charlene, Rodeo Girl, CBS, 1980.
  • Eugenia Cybulkowski, Act of Love, NBC, 1980.
  • Spinner, Word of Honor, CBS, 1981.
  • Charlotte Beach, An Invasion of Privacy, CBS, 1983.
  • Judge Miriam Roth, License to Kill, CBS, 1984.
  • Ma Dunne, Silent Witness, NBC, 1985.
  • Professor Hobbs, Starcrossed, ABC, 1985.
  • Doris Perlman, Unholy Matrimony, CBS, 1988.

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