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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.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Donald Cook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1901-09-26

Day of Death 1961-10-01

Place of Birth Portland, Oregon

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1959 Too Young to Go Steady (7 episodes) as Tom Blake
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1953 ABC Album (12 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (3 episodes)
1950 Our Very Own as Fred Macaulay
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1945 Patrick the Great as Pat Donahue Sr.
1945 Blonde Ransom as Duke Randall
1945 Here Come the Co-eds as Dean Larry Benson
1944 Murder in the Blue Room as Steve
1944 Bowery to Broadway as Dennis Dugan
1943 Freedom Comes High
1937 Circus Girl as Charles Jerome
1937 Two Wise Maids as Bruce Arnold
1936 Beware Of Ladies as George Martin
1936 Ellis Island as Gary Curtis
1936 Show Boat as Steve
1936 The Girl from Mandalay as Kenneth Grainger
1936 Ring Around the Moon as Ross Graham
1936 The Leavenworth Case as Dr. Truman Harwell
1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews as Frank Blair
1935 Confidential as FBI Agent Dave Elliott
1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery as Ellery Queen
1935 Here Comes the Band as Don Trevor
1935 Murder in the Fleet as Lt. Cmdr. David Tucker
1935 Motive for Revenge as Barry Webster
1935 The Casino Murder Case as Lynn
1935 Gigolette as Gregg Emerson
1935 The Night Is Young as Toni Berngruber
1935 Behind the Evidence as Ward Cameron
1934 Fugitive Lady as Jack Howard
1934 Jealousy as Mark Lambert
1934 The Most Precious Thing in Life as Bob Kelsey
1934 Viva Villa! as Don Felipe de Castillo
1934 Whirlpool as Bob Andrews
1934 The 9th Guest as Jim Daley
1934 Long Lost Father as Bill Strong
1933 The World Changes as Richard Nordholm
1933 Fog as Wentworth Brown
1933 Brief Moment as Franklin Deane
1933 Baby Face as Ned Stevens
1933 The Woman I Stole as Corew
1933 Jennie Gerhardt as Lester Kane
1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror as Maria's Lover
1933 The Circus Queen Murder as The Great Sebastian
1933 Private Jones
1932 Frisco Jenny as Dan Reynolds
1932 The Penguin Pool Murder as Philip Seymour
1932 The Conquerors as Warren Lennox
1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware as John Sutherland
1932 The Heart of New York as Milton
1932 The Man Who Played God as Harold Van Adam
1932 Taxi! as Actor Playing Ferdinand in Movie Clip (uncredited)
1931 Safe in Hell as Carl Bergen, aka Carl Erickson
1931 The Mad Genius as Fedor Ivanoff
1931 Side Show as Joe Palmer
1931 Party Husband as Horace Purcell
1931 The Public Enemy as Mike Powers
1931 How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: Practice Shots
1931 Unfaithful as Terry Houston
1930 Roseland as Jack

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