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Donald Cook (actor)

Donald Cook (actor)
Cook in the trailer for The Casino Murder Case (1935).
Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 26, 1901
Place of birthPortland, Oregon
Date of deathOctober 1, 1961(age 60)
Death placeNew Haven, Connecticut

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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 aged 60.

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Sensational CEO Manages Membership With Stanford Who's Who - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Stanford Who's Who welcomes -Donald- A. -Cook- to the ranks of leading professionals as a result of his magnificent work in the Healthcare Industry. ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:09:07 GMT+00:00
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WSB Atlanta---...- on -Donald- Lee Hollowell Parkway when partygoers were rushed outside, witnesses said. Witnesses told Channel 2's Amanda -Cook- that 22 shots were fired. ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:42:51 GMT+00:00
Cook: Even more vulnerable Dems - Politico Tweet this news
Politico--Pingree has faced looming questions about the political activity of her billionaire fiancé, -Donald- Sussman, who has funneled cash to the Maine Democratic ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:33:30 GMT+00:00
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Burlington Times News--Modifieds (35 laps): Phil Bryant, Randy Butner, Jason Myers, Gary Young Jr., Ronnie Austin, Richard Thomas, -Don Cook-, Roy Cook, Larry Cook, Barry Moize. ... - Date : Sat, 12 Jun 2010 05:46:33 GMT+00:00
Land permits - Mount Airy News Tweet this news
Mount Airy News---...- one lot, to Mary Jane Hill, $290. n William -Donald Cook-, 10.04 acres in Westfield, to Ruth Jessup Simmons, $6. n Greystone Condos LLC, one unit, ... - Date : Sun, 06 Jun 2010 02:06:38 GMT+00:00
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MarketWatch (press release)---...- AEP's ability to recover Indiana Michigan Power's -Donald- C. -Cook- Nuclear Plant Unit 1 restoration costs through warranty, insurance and the regulatory ... - Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:06:24 GMT+00:00
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Iowa City Press Citizen--She completed her third -cook- book, showing her love for cooking and baking. She also enjoyed fishing and topped -Donald's- fishing by catching a 15 pound ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:32:48 GMT+00:00
Mechanic Invents Brake Override Device - KPHO Phoenix Tweet this news
KPHO Phoenix--"I saw the news about a brand new Lexus crashing and killing a family in San Diego, and I just couldn't understand it," said -Donald Cook-. ... - Date : Tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:10:05 GMT+00:00
Donald E. Williams: Enchanted Playhouse offers summer acting classes - Visalia Times-Delta Tweet this news
Visalia Times-Delta--This session will include an intermediate class for 8 through 12 year olds taught by Joanne -Cook-, and a class for youths 12 and older taught by Nick Terry. ... - Date : Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:06:14 GMT+00:00
Customers Forgive Microsoft for Vista: Survey - Datamation Tweet this news
Datamation---...- the -Donald- C. -Cook- Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan, said in a commentary accompanying the survey results. ... - Date : Fri, 21 May 2010 21:48:44 GMT+00:00

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