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Dean R. Brooks (1916–2013)

Dr. Dean Kent Brooks, M.D., was born in Everett, Washington, in 1916. He was the head of the Oregon State Hospital in 1975 when the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was filmed there. He starred, surprising enough, as the head of the psychiatric hospital in the film, "Dr. John Spivey, M.D." He attended the University of Kansas Medical ... See full bio »


(age 96) in Salem, Oregon, USA

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[on his role in agreeing to help make One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)] They wanted to make a movie where real people had lived and died. I was quite ready to say, 'Yes, let's do that, and do that here.' And we did... [But] It was possible that my whole professional career would go up in flames. The thing I worried about was that it would be taken as a documentary rather than as the ... See more »


Incorrectly credited as "Dean R. Brooks" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) because he was known on the set by his nickname, "Deaner". See more »



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