Actress Jacqueline Brookes has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 82. She died of lymphoma in Manhattan on 26 April (13), according to the New York Times.
Born in New Jersey, she graduated from Iowa University and studied for two years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Brookes first found fame on stage in 1963 after winning an Obie Award for her Off-Broadway performance in Six Characters in Search of an Author and she later starred in a number of popular U.S. TV shows, such as Miami Vice, Law & Order, and As the World Turns.
Her other credits include movie roles in The Gambler alongside James Caan, Losing Isaiah with Halle Berry and The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear, featuring Priscilla Presley and O.J. Simpson.
In 1974 she began teaching at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York, where she worked until her death.