Carole Cook

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AmericanBorn Mildred Frances Cook

American actress

Born on January 14, 1924 in Abilene, Texas , United States (98 years)

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Carole Cook (born January 14, 1924) is an American actress.

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Life and career
She was born Mildred Frances Cook on January 14, 1924, in Abilene, Texas, one of four children born to Leland Preston (L.P.) Cook, Sr., and his wife, Maudine. She became a protégé of actress and comedian Lucille Ball in 1959, when the television star brought Cook to Hollywood to appear in the “Desilu Review”. It was Ball who gave the ingenue her stage name of "Carole", for Ball's friend Carole Lombard. Ball reportedly told Cook, "you have the same healthy disrespect for everything in general". Cook appeared regularly on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy. Ball was matron of honor at Cook's wedding in 1964 to actor Tom Troupe, to whom she remains married; the couple have no children together.Cook starred in the animated Disney film Home on the Range, voicing Pearl Gesner. She appeared in such feature films as The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A., American Gigolo, Summer Lovers, and Palm Springs Weekend. She made guest appearances on such television shows as The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, Darkroom, Knight Rider, Emergency!, Magnum, P.I., McMillan and Wife, Murder, She Wrote, Dynasty, Charlie's Angels, Cagney & Lacey, Grey's Anatomy, and a starring role in a Season 4 episode of Hart to Hart.In addition to her film and television work, Cook appeared in the original Broadway productions of 42nd Street and Romantic Comedy and was the second actress (after Carol Channing) to star as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! She played Mrs. Peacham in the 1956 off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, starring Lotte Lenya.


Personal life
Cook is a longtime supporter of various AIDS organizations and regularly appears as a featured performer in the annual Los Angeles S.T.A.G.E. benefit. With her actor husband, Tom Troupe, Cook received the 2002 Theatre Ovation Award for Lifetime Career Achievement, the first husband and wife to be so honored. Cook received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Baylor University, the S.T.A.G.E. Producers Award and the Hero in the Fight Against AIDS Award from the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, as well as eight Drama-Logue and Robby Awards.On September 9, 2018, a reporter from TMZ approached Cook to ask her opinion about an actor who grabbed a Trump 2020 sign from someone who held it up in the audience during a performance of the musical Frozen. She replied "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?" Someone off camera questioned "So we need to kill President Trump?", to which she replied "Why not?" Cook's comment received widespread attention and criticism.


Filmography


Film


Television


Theatre


References


External links
Carole Cook at IMDb
Carole Cook at the Internet Broadway Database
Carole Cook at the Internet Off-Broadway Database



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0


 

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