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Donald Cook

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Donald Cook (September 26, 1901 – October 1, 1961) was an American stage and film actor. Born in Portland, Oregon, he originally studied farming but later started business with a lumber company. He joined the Kansas Community Players and through this received an offer of stage work. He started screen work in "shorts" before going on to films. Cook was known for his portrayal of Mike Powers in the film The Public Enemy. He also was one of the first film actors to portray Ellery Queen, in The Spanish Cape Mystery. He played opposite Helen Morgan in the 1936 film adaptation of Show Boat was one of the suspects in the Philo Vance mystery The Casino Murder Case, starred as an heroic immigration inspector in Ellis Island. Other film credits include The Man Who Played God, Our Very Own and The Penguin Pool Murder (1932). Cook made his Broadway debut in 1926 as Donn Cook, and his New York theatrical career continued until 1959. His credits included a 1948 revival of Private Lives. Cook was married to Princess Gioia Tasca di Cuto from 1937 until his death from a heart attack in New Haven. Description above from the Wikipedia article Donald Cook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 26, 1901 In Portland, Oregon
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Roseland 1930-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie Diana & Me 1997-12-04
Known For
Poster of Too Young to Go Steady
Poster of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Poster of Lux Video Theatre
Poster of The Philco Television Playhouse
Movie Diana & Me Traveller at Bangkok Airport 1997-12-04
Series Too Young to Go Steady Tom Blake 1959-05-14
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series ABC Album Unknown 1953-04-12
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Our Very Own Fred Macaulay 1950-07-27
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Here Come the Co-eds Dean Larry Benson 1945-02-02
Movie Patrick the Great Pat Donahue Sr. 1945-05-04
Movie Blonde Ransom Duke Randall 1945-05-01
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Steve 1944-10-27
Movie Bowery to Broadway Dennis Dugan 1944-11-03
Movie Freedom Comes High Unknown 1943-01-01
Movie Two Wise Maids Bruce Arnold 1937-02-15
Movie Circus Girl Charles Jerome 1937-03-01
Movie Ring Around the Moon Ross Graham 1936-02-15
Movie The Leavenworth Case Dr. Truman Harwell 1936-01-20
Movie The Girl from Mandalay Kenneth Grainger 1936-04-19
Movie Show Boat Steve Baker 1936-05-17
Movie Ellis Island Gary Curtis 1936-11-04
Movie Beware Of Ladies George Martin 1936-12-21
Movie The Casino Murder Case Lynn 1935-03-15
Movie Gigolette Gregg Emerson 1935-02-15
Movie The Night Is Young Toni Berngruber 1935-01-11
Movie Motive for Revenge Barry Webster 1935-05-15
Movie Behind the Evidence Ward Cameron 1935-01-08
Movie Murder in the Fleet Lieutenant Commander David Tucker 1935-05-24
Movie The Calling of Dan Matthews Frank Blair 1935-12-10
Movie Confidential FBI Agent Dave Elliott 1935-10-16
Movie The Spanish Cape Mystery Ellery Queen 1935-10-09
Movie Here Comes the Band Don Trevor 1935-08-30
Movie The 9th Guest Jim Daley 1934-01-31
Movie Long Lost Father Bill Strong 1934-01-19
Movie Whirlpool Bob Andrews 1934-04-10
Movie Most Precious Thing in Life Bob Kelsey 1934-06-15
Movie Viva Villa! Don Felipe de Castillo 1934-04-27
Movie Jealousy Mark Lambert 1934-11-23
Movie Fugitive Lady Jack Howard 1934-12-10
Movie The Kiss Before the Mirror Maria's Lover 1933-05-04
Movie Private Jones Unknown 1933-03-25
Movie The Woman I Stole Corew 1933-06-29
Movie The Circus Queen Murder The Great Sebastian 1933-04-10
Movie Jennie Gerhardt Lester Kane 1933-06-08
Movie Baby Face Ned Stevens 1933-07-13
Movie Fog Wentworth Brown 1933-11-11
Movie The World Changes Richard Nordholm 1933-11-25
Movie Brief Moment Franklin Deane 1933-09-29
Movie The Heart of New York Milton 1932-03-26
Movie Taxi! Actor in Movie Clip (uncredited) 1932-01-23
Movie The Trial of Vivienne Ware John Sutherland 1932-05-01
Movie The Man Who Played God Harold Van Adam 1932-02-19
Movie The Conquerors Warren Lennox 1932-11-18
Movie Frisco Jenny Dan Reynolds 1932-12-30
Movie Penguin Pool Murder Philip Seymour 1932-12-09
Movie How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: Practice Shots 1931-04-15
Movie Unfaithful Terry Houston 1931-03-14
Movie The Public Enemy Mike Powers 1931-04-23
Movie Side Show Joe Palmer 1931-09-19
Movie Safe in Hell Carl Bergen 1931-12-12
Movie The Mad Genius Fedor Ivanoff 1931-11-07
Movie Party Husband Horace Purcell 1931-06-06
Movie Roseland Jack 1930-09-25