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Carole Cook

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carole Cook (b. 1928, Abilene, Texas) is an American actress. She has appeared in many theatrical productions, in films and on television. Born as Mildred Frances Cook, she was a protege of Lucille Ball. Ball gave her the stage name of "Carole", after her friend Carole Lombard because, Ball reportedly told Cook, "you have the same healthy disrespect for everything in general". Cook appeared regularly on two of her shows, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy. Ball was matron of honor at Cook's wedding in 1964 to actor Tom Troupe. Cook starred in the animated Disney film Home on the Range, as the voice of Pearl Gesner, the farmer of Patch of Heaven. She appeared in such feature films as The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A., American Gigolo and Summer Lovers. Her first film role was in Palm Springs Weekend. She made guest appearances on such TV shows as The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote, Dynasty, Charlie's Angels , on a fourth season 1985 episode of The A-Team called "Members Only", and, more recently, on Grey's Anatomy. In 1976, she appeared as a bullying nurse in an episode of Emergency! in which Johnny Gage is injured by a hit-and-run driver. In 2006, she appeared as an elderly patient on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy (episode 14 "Tell Me Sweet Little Lies", season two). 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!. Cook also appeared as Mrs. Peacham in the 1956 off-Broadway production of The Three Penny Opera starring Lotte Lenya and is the only actress to star in major productions of both Mame and Auntie Mame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Carole Cook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 14, 1924 In Abilene, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Lucy Show 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Grey's Anatomy 2005-03-27
Known For
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie
Poster of Sixteen Candles
Poster of American Gigolo
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie Home on the Range Pearl Gesner (voice) 2004-04-02
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Herself 2003-01-01
Movie Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie Herself 1993-02-14
Movie Carly's Web Myrtle 1987-07-12
Movie 42nd Street Maggie Jones 1986-08-01
Movie Sixteen Candles Grandma Helen 1984-05-04
Movie Grandview, U.S.A. Betty Welles 1984-08-03
Series The A-Team Mrs. Prescott 1983-01-23
Series Knight Rider Sen. Maggie Flynn 1982-09-26
Movie Summer Lovers Barbara Foster 1982-07-16
Movie American Gigolo Mrs. Dobrun 1980-02-08
Movie In the Glitter Palace Daisy Dolon 1977-02-23
Movie The Gauntlet Waitress 1977-12-21
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie The Incredible Mr. Limpet Bessie Limpet 1964-03-28
Movie Palm Springs Weekend Naomi Yates 1963-11-05
Series The Lucy Show Effie Higgins 1962-10-01