watch m3gan full movie watch m3gan full movie
watch M3GAN Megan

Carole Cook, Broadway Star And ‘Sixteen Candles’ Actor, Dead At 98


Carole Cook, a veteran stage and display screen actor and the protege of Lucille Ball, has died. She was 98.

Her agent Robert Malcolm informed CNN the actor died “peacefully” Wednesday from coronary heart failure. Cook starred within the iconic 1984 John Hughes movie “Sixteen Candles” and tv staples together with “Murder, She Wrote” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Cook, a local Texan born in 1924, was in her mid-30s and doing theater in Ohio when Ball found her. The “I Love Lucy” star took Cook underneath her wing and altered her life ― together with encouraging her to maneuver to Los Angeles and use a special title.

“I had no place to live in California so I lived in Lucy’s guesthouse until I got settled,” Cook informed the web site Queer Voices in 2019. “She changed my name. I was born Mildred Frances Cook but Lucy didn’t think it was a good show business name.”

Cook stated Ball informed her she had “the same healthy disrespect for everything” as actor Carole Lombard and thus christened her after the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” star.

Cast in almost a dozen exhibits, Cook grew to become an everyday on “The Lucy Show” from 1963 to 1968 and joined its spinoff collection, “Here’s Lucy,” in 1969.

Cook (proper) and Lucille Ball (left) labored collectively for greater than a decade and have been shut buddies.

Bettmann through Getty Images

Cook made her Broadway debut in 1979’s “Romantic Comedy” and returned to the theater district for “42nd Street” in 1980, the identical yr Paul Schrader solid her in “American Gigolo.” She took her remaining bow on Broadway in 2006 for “70, Girls, 70,” in keeping with Broadway World.

Some would possibly bear in mind Cook greatest as Grandma Helen, who picked at her teenage granddaughter’s physique in “Sixteen Candles.” She graced the small display screen with roles in “The A-Team,” “Knight Rider,” “Magnum P.I.” and the cult-classic cleaning soap “Dynasty.”

Cook’s rising star coincided with the AIDS disaster, main her to advocate for a number of charities, together with the musical theater HIV/AIDS profit S.T.A.G.E. LA and the San Francisco group Help Is On The Way.

“People I loved had been struck,” she informed Everything Zoomer. “Some of the people I loved the most had it and that is what I wanted to do … I never felt afraid of AIDS. We would go to the hospital to visit our friends wearing heavy gowns and masks, but we knew it was to protect them from us and vice versa.”

Cook made headlines in 2018 whereas commenting on then-President Donald Trump after a banner in his assist was unfurled at a Los Angeles theater. “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” she stated to TMZ.

The movie “Still Waiting in the Wings” that yr marked Cook’s remaining movie function.

Cook as soon as mirrored on how she wish to be remembered.

She is survived by her husband, actor Tom Troupe.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this

All the winners of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival awards

As a part of its first in-person occasion in...

Dusty Stromer leads means as Notre Dame defeats Sierra Canyon

Caleb Foster and Dusty Stromer walked out from the...

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ anniversary present takes one other swipe at Damon

Jimmy Kimmel marked the twentieth anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel...

TV and radio listings – The Washington Post

Updated January 28, 2023 at 12:33 a.m. EST|Published November...