Carole Cook Movies and Career Information

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Jan 14, 1924
Carole Cook is an American actress of musical theatre, film and television. She was born Mildred Frances Cook in 1924 in Abilene, Texas, one of four children born to Leland Preston Cook, Sr., and his wife, Maudine. She later became a protégé of actress and comedian Lucille Ball, who gave the ingenue her stage name of "Carole", for Ball's friend Carole Lombard. Ball reportedly told Cook that "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 has no children. 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., Murder, She Wrote, Dynasty, Charlie's Angels, and Grey's Anatomy.

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