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Elisabeth Brooks (July 2, 1951 — September 7, 1997) was a Canadian actress. She was born Elisabeth Brooks Luyties in Toronto, Ontario.
Elisabeth Brooks began her acting career at age five encompassing both stage and screen. She starting appearing in television roles in the mid 1970s and managed to pursue her acting career as a single mother while working a variety of jobs to support herself and her son. She regularly appeared on the soap opera ''Days of Our Lives'', and in such popular TV series as ''The Rockford Files'', ''Hart to Hart'', ''Starsky and Hutch'', ''The Six Million Dollar Man'' and ''Emergency!''. She is probably best remember for her role as the evil leather-clad siren Marsha Quist in the 1981 horror film ''The Howling'', a role that brought her considerable notoriety within the genre.
Brooks was not only a beautiful actress, but also an accomplished writer, poet and musician. She had a wonderful deep, sultry voice and can be heard singing briefly in the independent film ''The Forgotten One'' (1990) - a film she starred in with her long-time friend Kristy McNichol. She was also known for her spirituality and encouragement to others. She wrote and produced plays that taught children about the environment, and how they could work with parents to improve their community. An example of this was "Orphan Dreams", which she directed first at Calabasas High School and again at Chamber at Studio City.
Elisabeth Brooks, after a three year struggle with cancer, died in a hospital near her Palm Springs home at age 46. As Gigi Porter wrote in a Tribute to Elisabeth Brooks, "let it be said, Elisabeth Brooks was no quitter. She was a fighter...a true warrior to the end." She was unmarried with one son.