Geraldine Brooks (born Geraldine Stroock) was an American actress whose three-decade career on stage as well as in films and on television was noted with nominations for an Emmy in 1962 and a Tony in 1970. She was married to author Budd Schulberg.
Brooks guest starred on Richard Diamond, Private Detective, and The Fugitive, both starring David Janssen. Her other credits included Johnny Staccato, Have Gun – Will Travel, Adventures in Paradise, Perry Mason, Ironside, The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, Stoney Burke, Mr. Novak, Ben Casey, Get Smart, Gunsmoke, The Outer Limits, Combat! (in the episode “The Walking Wounded”), Bonanza, It Takes A Thief, Daniel Boone and Kung Fu (in the episode “Nine Lives”). She played the role of Arden Dellacorte in 1971 on the CBS daytime soap opera Love of Life and starred as the overweight owner of a delicatessen opposite James Coco in the short-lived 1976 situation comedy The Dumplings, her final role.
She was nominated for the 1962 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her appearance in the episode, “Call Back Yesterday”, with fellow guest costar David Hedison in ABC’s drama series, Bus Stop (based on the William Inge drama), starring Marilyn Maxwell as the operator of a bus station/diner in the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado.