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Jacqueline Brookes is a Actor American born on 24 july 1930 at Montclair (USA)

Jacqueline Brookes

Jacqueline Brookes
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Birth name Jacqueline Victoire Brookes
Nationality USA
Birth 24 july 1930 at Montclair (USA)
Death 26 april 2013 (at 82 years) at New York City (USA)

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


Très active au théâtre durant sa carrière, Jacqueline Brookes (après un passage par l'université de l'Iowa) étudie l'art dramatique à la Royal Academy of Dramatic Art de Londres, dont elle ressort diplômée en 1953.

La même année, elle débute Off-Broadway dans Othello de William Shakespeare (1953-1954, avec Earle Hyman dans le rôle-titre). Là, suivent notamment Six personnages en quête d'auteur de Luigi Pirandello (1963-1964, avec Richard A. Dysart et David Margulies) — pièce lui permettant de gagner un Obie Award de la meilleure actrice —, Les Perses d'Eschyle (1970, avec Raul Julia), ou encore Hamlet (1979) et Richard II (1982), deux pièces de William Shakespeare avec William Hurt dans les rôles-titres. Ses trois dernières pièces Off-Broadway sont Counting the Ways (1993), Listening (1993) et Box (1994) d'Edward Albee.

Toujours sur les planches new-yorkaises, elle joue aussi à Broadway (New York), pour la première fois dans La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu de Jean Giraudoux (1955-1956, avec Michael Redgrave et Diane Cilento) qui lui vaut un Theatre World Award. Suivent sept autres pièces à Broadway, la dernière étant La Cerisaie d'Anton Tchekhov (1977, avec Raul Julia et Meryl Streep).

Au cinéma, elle contribue à seize films américains (ou en coproduction), depuis L'Hôpital d'Arthur Hiller (1971, avec George C. Scott et Diana Rigg) jusqu'à Losing Isaiah : Les Chemins de l'amour de Stephen Gyllenhaal (1995, avec Jessica Lange et Halle Berry). Entretemps, citons Le Flambeur de Karel Reisz (1974, avec James Caan et Paul Sorvino), L'Emprise de Sidney J. Furie (1982, avec Barbara Hershey et Ron Silver), Mélodie pour un meurtre d'Harold Becker (1989, avec Al Pacino et Ellen Barkin), ainsi que Le Bon Fils de Joseph Ruben (son avant-dernier film, 1993, avec Macaulay Culkin et Elijah Wood).

À la télévision américaine enfin, Jacqueline Brookes apparaît dans dix-neuf séries (la première en 1954), dont Deux flics à Miami (un épisode, 1984), le feuilleton La Force du destin (son avant-dernière série, dix épisodes, 1991) et Star Trek : La Nouvelle Génération (sa dernière série, un épisode, 1992).

S'ajoutent douze téléfilms diffusés entre 1975 et 1988, dont L'Amour brisé de Jud Taylor (1984, avec James Farentino et Don Murray).

Elle meurt à New York en 2013, à 82 ans.

Best films

The Good Son (1993)

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Filmography of Jacqueline Brookes (20 films)

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Losing Isaiah, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Jacqueline Brookes, Cuba Gooding Jr., Marc John Jefferies
Roles Judge Silbowitz
Rating64% 3.249533.249533.249533.249533.24953
Khaila Richards (Halle Berry) is a drug addict who is addicted to crack cocaine. The film starts with her breastfeeding her baby in an abandoned squat. As she lays the child down to leave, the other squatters tell her that she can't leave the baby there crying. Khaila takes the child outside and hides him in a box in the trash so that she can go get high. She promises to come back, puts a board over the box, and leaves. The next morning, the trash is being collected and everything is thrown in the garbage truck, but at the last moment the workers see the baby lying in the box and the infant is taken to the hospital.
The Good Son, 1h27
Directed by Joseph Ruben
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Children's films
Actors Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Jacqueline Brookes
Roles Alice Davenport
Rating64% 3.2015653.2015653.2015653.2015653.201565
12-year-old Mark Evans (Elijah Wood) has recently experienced the death of his mother, Janice (Ashley Crow). Having been assigned for a business trip out of the country, Mark is taken by his father, Jack (David Morse), to stay with his uncle Wallace (Daniel Hugh Kelly) and aunt Susan (Wendy Crewson) in Maine. Mark is re-introduced to his extended family, including his cousins Connie (Quinn Culkin) and Henry (Macaulay Culkin). Mark and Henry get along at first, and Henry seems to be nice and well-mannered. In discussing the death of Mark's mother and that of Henry's baby brother Richard, however, Henry expresses an abnormal fascination with death, making Mark uneasy.
Whispers in the Dark, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Anthony LaPaglia, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Deborah Kara Unger
Roles Mrs. McDowell
Rating55% 2.752392.752392.752392.752392.75239
The confessions of a sadomasochistic sexually obsessed patient disclosed as fantasies during Manhattan psychiatrist sessions begin to permeate the troubled doctor's subconscious as erotic dreams. This leads to a heated love affair. At the same time a series of shocking murders occur with evidence suggesting it is her new lover / patient.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, 1h25
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths, Jacqueline Brookes
Roles Commissioner Brumford
Rating68% 3.44933.44933.44933.44933.4493
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is honored at the White House, where President George H. W. Bush (John Roarke) announces that he will base his recommendation for the country's energy program on Dr. Albert Meinheimer's (Richard Griffiths) advice at the National Press Club dinner the following week. The heads of the coal and oil (fossil fuel) and nuclear industries are apparently distressed by this fact, as Dr. Meinheimer is an advocate for renewable energy. Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), now working for Dr. Meinheimer, is working late at his research institute, crying about Frank. She spots a man in a red van. A maintenance worker, emptying out garbage cans, discovers a clock with dynamite attached and takes it to the security guards, accidentally triggering it. The next morning, Frank reacquaints himself with Jane as he interviews her about the explosion. He is shown around the institute and meets Jane's boyfriend, Hexagon Oil executive Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet), of whom he becomes exceedingly jealous. Frank's boss, Ed Hocken (George Kennedy), finds him at a lonely blues bar. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the "energy" industry leaders, Hapsburg reveals that he has kidnapped Dr. Meinheimer and found an exact double for him, Earl Hacker, who will give their recommendation to the President endorsing fossil and nuclear fuels.
Sea of Love, 1h53
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker, William Hickey, Richard Jenkins
Roles Helen's Mother
Rating67% 3.398933.398933.398933.398933.39893
New York City homicide detective Frank Keller is a burnt-out alcoholic. His wife left him and married one of his colleagues. He is depressed about reaching middle age and his 20th year on the police force.
Silent Witness, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Valerie Bertinelli, John Savage, Melissa Leo, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Pat Corley, Steven Williams
Roles Ma Dunne
Rating61% 3.0990653.0990653.0990653.0990653.099065
Anna and Kevin Dunne are a newlywed couple who have recently moved to Pittsburgh. She is working in a discount department store, he is a garbage man. She leads a very happy life, until one night she, along with her husband, witnesses the rape of Patti Mullen in a bar. To her shock, she recognizes Michael, her brother-in-law, in one of the three rapists. The following days, Anna is dealing with a great dilemma. On the one hand, she sympathizes with Patti, a mentally unstable alcoholic who depends on witnesses, and she wants the rapists to be punished. On the other hand, she knows testifying against her brother-in-law will ruin the very close Dunne family.
License to Kill, 1h36
Directed by Jud Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors James Farentino, Penny Fuller, Don Murray, Kristen Vigard, Millie Perkins, Donald Moffat
Roles Juge Miriam Roth
Rating55% 2.756982.756982.756982.756982.75698
Une famille en deuil dont la fille a été tuée dans un accident de voiture par un conducteur ivre, est outrée et frustrée des retards bureaucratiques qu'elle rencontre pour porter l'affaire en justice. Une fois à l'audience, le père est d'abord inquiet de l'inefficacité du jeune procureur à surmonter les aspects techniques et les manœuvres utilisées par l'avocat du conducteur pour garder son client libre. Lorsque le juge est obligé de se prononcer à plusieurs reprises en faveur de la défense, les parents sont scandalisés que le conducteur puisse échapper à la justice et surtout de le voir continuer à circuler librement en voiture sous l'emprise de l'alcool...
Without a Trace, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing, Keith McDermott, Jacqueline Brookes
Roles Margaret Mayo
Rating70% 3.5422253.5422253.5422253.5422253.542225
Susan Selky is a well-known English professor at Columbia University. She lives in a Brooklyn brownstone with her six-year-old son Alex. One March morning, Susan sees Alex off to school, which is only two blocks away. Alex turns to wave to his mother, then disappears around the corner.
The Entity
The Entity (1982)
, 2h5
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe, Margaret Blye, Jacqueline Brookes, Michael Alldredge
Roles Dr. Cooley
Rating66% 3.348173.348173.348173.348173.34817
The movie begins as single mother Carla Moran (Barbara Hershey) is violently raped in her home by an invisible assailant. A subsequent episode of poltergeist activity causes her to flee with her children to the home of her friend Cindy (Margaret Blye).
Love and Money, 1h30
Directed by James Toback
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski, Armand Assante, King Vidor, William Prince
Roles Mrs. Paultz
Rating47% 2.368522.368522.368522.368522.36852
Byron Levin works in a California bank. He becomes infatuated with Catherine Stockheinz, the wife of his billionaire boss.
Ghost Story, 1h50
Directed by John Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John Houseman, Alice Krige, Craig Wasson
Roles Milly
Rating62% 3.1489253.1489253.1489253.1489253.148925
The plot is taken from the novel of the same name by Straub, but greatly changes and simplifies it.
Paternity (1981)
, 1h34
Directed by David Steinberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Paul Dooley, Elizabeth Ashley, Lauren Hutton, Norman Fell
Roles Aunt Ethel
Rating48% 2.411642.411642.411642.411642.41164
Buddy Evans (Reynolds) manages events at Madison Square Garden in New York. He is a confirmed bachelor who lives with his housekeeper Celia (Moore). After coming into contact with several children, Buddy decides that he is ready to be a father. Buddy decides to hire a surrogate mother in the hope of having a son.
Word of Honor
Directed by Mel Damski
Genres Crime
Actors Karl Malden, Rue McClanahan, Ron Silver, Alexa Kenin, Jacqueline Brookes, Jeffrey DeMunn
Roles Spinner
Rating63% 3.1893353.1893353.1893353.1893353.189335
A reporter refuses to reveal his source in the case of the murder of a young girl. As a result, he and his family are shunned by the residents of the small town in which they live. Virtually no one comes to his daughter's wedding, and at his office, the police search his desk, and his boss threatens to fire him.
Act Of Love, 1h44
Directed by Jud Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ron Howard, Robert Foxworth, Mickey Rourke, David Spielberg, Jacqueline Brookes, Mary Kay Place
Roles Eugenia Cybulkowski
Rating56% 2.8302352.8302352.8302352.8302352.830235
Rodeo Girl
Rodeo Girl (1980)

Directed by Jackie Cooper
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Katharine Ross, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark, Jacqueline Brookes, Wilford Brimley, Parley Baer
Roles Charlene
Rating60% 3.0234053.0234053.0234053.0234053.023405
L'épouse d'un champion de rodéo, lassée de sa vie de femme au foyer, décide de devenir elle-même cavalière de rodéo.