It’s a sad day indeed for fans of Ed Wood and classic horror in general as word has come through various sources on social media that character actor Conrad Brooks has passed on. He was 86.
Brooks had a long and prolific career which began in 1953 in an uncredited roll in William Beaudine’s Jalopy opposite Bowery Boy Leo Gorcey. From there that same year he began a long-lasting relationship with B-movie maven Ed Wood, Jr., appearing in such classics as Glen or Glenda, Jailbait, Night of the Ghouls, Bride of the Monster, and most famously, Plan 9 from Outer Space. He also came full circle by appearing in 1994’s Ed Wood from director Tim Burton.
With well over 100 roles under his belt, Conrad worked up until his passing with several projects still filming including Revenge of the Devil Bat, Don’t Let the Devil In, Darkness Waits, and Abaddon.
We here at Dread Central would like to offer our sincere condolences to Brooks’ many friends, family members, and constituents. Rest easy, kind sir! You’ve left behind a legacy that will endure as long as people keep watching movies. Bless your soul.