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Jacqueline Brookes


Miami Vice Character
July 24, 1930, Montclair, New Jersey
April 26, 2013, New York, New York (age 82, lymphoma)

Jacqueline Victorire Brookes (July 24, 1930 - April 26, 2013) was an American stage, movie & television actress. She appeared in the show Miami Vice as Judge Cohen, who sent James "Sonny" Crockett to jail for contempt (due to not revealing his informant's identity) in the episode "Give a Little, Take a Little".

Early Life/Career

Brookes was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the daughter of Maria Victoire Zur Haar and Frederick Jack Brookes, an investment banker. She began her stage career in 1943 in the opera La Boheme, then appeared off-Broadway starting in 1954, and continued to appear on the stage off and on from 1954-1988. She made her television debut in 1956's Look Up And Live. She appeared on several soap operas in the 1960s & 1970s, including Love of Life, As The World Turns, Another World, and The Secret Storm. She made her movie debut in 1971's The Hospital, then appeared in Parades (with Brad Sullivan), The Werewolf of Washington (with Dean Stockwell), The Gambler (with Burt Young), The Entity, Without a Trace (with Cheryl Giannini), and Ghost Story (with Sullivan). She returned to soap operas in the 1980s with appearances on Ryan's Hope, as well as TV movies. She also taught acting at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City from 1974 until her 2013 death.

After her Vice appearance, Brookes returned to guest appearances on The Equalizer, Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The First Duty", with Ed Lauter), and Law & Order (created by Dick Wolf), then appeared in the movies The Naked Gun 2 1/2, The Smell of Fear mostly in authoritative roles such as judges. Her most recent movie roles were in Whispers in the Dark (with John Leguizamo and Anthony Heald), The Good Son, and her final recorded role, Losing Isaiah in 1995, after which she returned to the theater, performing off-Broadway roles around the country.


Brookes died from lymphoma in New York, New York on April 26, 2013, at the age of 82. Brookes was never married.

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