|Born||Dean Kent Brooks
July 22, 1916
Everett, Washington, U.S.
|Died||May 30, 2013
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Other names||Dean R. Brooks|
|Alma mater||University of Kansas Medical School|
|Years active||1975; 1997|
|Spouse(s)||Ulista Jean Moser
(?-2006; her death)
Dean Kent Brooks (July 22, 1916 – May 30, 2013) or Dean R. Brooks was an American physician and actor.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
He was the head of the Oregon State Hospital in 1975 when the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed there, which is why he appeared in the movie. He starred as Dr. John Spivey M.D.. Brooks was the superintendent of Oregon State Hospital for 27 years from 1955 to 1982. Brooks was first licensed in Oregon to practice psychiatry in 1950. He retired from the practice of Psychiatric Medicine in 1999.
Later life[change | change source]
He was married to Ulista Jean Moser until her death in 2006. They had two daughters.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- DEAN BROOKS, ‘CUCKOO’S NEST’ DOCTOR, DIES AT 96 at NECN.com
- Dean Brooks, Cuckoos Nest doctor dies at 96 at New York Times.com
- 'Cuckoo's Nest' Hospital Superintendent Dies at Opb.com
- Dr. Dean Brooks of Oregon States Hospital and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest fame dies at 96 at statesmanjournal.com
- Dean Brooks Obituary at Legacy.com