Brooke Hayward

Actress + Writer
Born Jul 5, 1937

Brooke Hayward is an American actress and writer.

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  • Actress Deborah Raffin Dies At Age 59
    Huffington Post - Nov 23, 2012
  • Jennifer Rivera: The Gotham Chamber Opera: When Small Is The Next Big Thing
    Huffington Post - Oct 17, 2012
  • Excerpt; Excerpt Rebels In Paradise By Hunter Drohojowska Philp
    NYTimes - Aug 19, 2011
  • Her Life Since Then: Different Views Of It New York Times
    Google News - Aug 18, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Brooke Hayward.


1937 Birth Born on July 5, 1937.
1948 10 Years Old Hayward's parents divorced in April 1948. … Read More


1950 13 Years Old Her mother married importer and producer Kenneth Wagg in 1950. … Read More
1956 19 Years Old Hayward was married to Michael M. Thomas from July 1956 until their July 1960 divorce; they had two sons. Hayward met actor Dennis Hopper while studying at the Actors Studio. They were married in August 1961. They had a daughter, Marin Brooke Hopper, in June 1962 and divorced in 1969.


1960 23 Years Old Nine months later, on October 17, 1960, Hayward's younger sister Bridget was found dead of a drug overdose in her New York City apartment. … Read More
1961 24 Years Old In May 1961, Hayward made her Broadway debut in the stage production of Mandingo opposite her future husband Dennis Hopper. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old She made a memorable performance in the Twilight Zone episode "The Masks" in March 1964. … Read More


1977 40 Years Old In 1977, Hayward wrote Haywire, a childhood memoir that expounded on her family, the mental breakdowns of her mother and sister, and her own personal demons.
1981 44 Years Old In 1981, Hayward began living with Peter Duchin. They were married in 1985 and separated in 2008. They divorced in 2011. … Read More


1993 56 Years Old Her last screen appearance was in a small role in John Guare's 1993 film adaptation of Six Degrees of Separation, with Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, and Will Smith.


2008 71 Years Old Hayward's brother Bill would also commit suicide by gunshot on March 9, 2008. … Read More
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