Sarah Brackett

Sarah Evershed Brackett (13 May 1938 – June 1996) was an American-born television and film actress who worked mostly in Britain.

Brackett's parents were William Oliver Brackett (1901–1945), a Presbyterian minister, and his wife Nancy Alexis Thompson, who had been born in Scotland. They were married in Edinburgh in 1931,[1] and Brackett was born in Lake Forest, Illinois.[2] In 1945, her father died, and her mother decided to return home, so that from the age of seven Brackett was brought up in Scotland.[3] She trained for an acting career at the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama. Her entry in Spotlight in 1966 reported that she spoke fluent French and German.[4]

Brackett began her career in the theatre. In 1960 she was in repertory at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews,[3] and in 1961 played Portia in a production of The Merchant of Venice at the Colchester Repertory Theatre.[5] She also appeared in West End musicals, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Strand Theatre, and in a production of Funny Girl at the Prince of Wales in 1966 she played Vera, a showgirl.[4]

She last worked as an actress in the late 1980s. On 3 July 1996, she was found dead in her flat in Westminster, London. The cause of death was found to be suicide and the date was estimated as 17 June.[6]



  1. Michael Cross, West Hill Cemetery, Sherman , Grayson County, Texas (Bogar-Buchanan, 2000)
  2. Chicago Tribune dated May 19, 1938
  3. National Geographic, 1961 volume, p. 539
  4. Spotlight Issue 118, Part 2 (1966), p. 1459
  5. The Shakespeare Quarterly (Folger Shakespeare Library, 1962), p. 118
  6. Zouina Benhalla, I Still Miss You (2013), p. 19
  7. Susan M. Griffin, Henry James Goes to the Movies (2015), p. 347

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