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Dean Brooks
Dean Kent Brooks

(1916-07-22)July 22, 1916
DiedMay 30, 2013(2013-05-30) (aged 96)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Cause of deathNatural causes
Other namesDean R. Brooks
Alma materUniversity of Kansas Medical School
OccupationPhysician, actor
Years active1975; 1997
Spouse(s)Ulista Jean Moser
(?-2006; her death)[1]
Childrentwo daughters

Dean Kent Brooks (July 22, 1916 – May 30, 2013) or Dean R. Brooks was an American physician and actor.

Early life

Brooks was born on July 22, 1916 in Everett, Washington. He studied at University of Kansas Medical School.


He was the head of the Oregon State Hospital in 1975 when the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[2] was filmed there, which is why he appeared in the movie.[3] 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

He was married to Ulista Jean Moser until her death in 2006. They had two daughters.


Brooks died on May 30, 2013 in Salem, Oregon from natural causes, aged 96.[4][5]


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