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Overview (2)

Born in Abilene, Texas, USA
Birth NameMildred Frances Cook

Mini Bio (1)

Actress Carole Cook showed a knack for comic timing from early on, so much so that the legendary Lucille Ball took her on as a protégée. Cook would make many appearances on Ball's TV shows The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968), as well as other shows like Magnum, P.I. (1980), Dynasty (1981), and Grey's Anatomy (2005). She would also appear in several movies, like Sixteen Candles (1984) and The Incredibles (2004), while maintaining an active stage career and supporting many AIDS charities.

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Spouse (1)

Tom Troupe (7 March 1964 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Red hair
Coral Nails

Trivia (7)

Her brother Leland Cook and his sons were in the vending machine business in Corsicana, Texas. They built a planetarium at Navarro College in Corsicana. Leland once worked in management of The Corsicana Daily Sun, the newspaper in Corsicana.
Fondly known as "the Lunts of L.A. Theater", she and actor/husband Tom Troupe received a joint honorary 2002 Los Angeles Ovation Award for Career Achievements. They have co-starred in many plays together over the years, including "The Lion in Winter", "Father's Day", and "Patio/Porch".
For over three decades Carole has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS by performing diligently at S.T.A.G.E. benefits.
She was a close friend and protégé of Lucille Ball, and lived in Ball's home early in her career. Ball was the matron of honor at Cook's 1964 wedding. Ball is credited for suggesting Cook change her stage name from Mildred Frances to Carole, in honor of Ball's close friend Carole Lombard.
Singer/comedienne and a cabaret favorite in New York and Los Angeles, with scores of musical comedy shows to her credit, Mame and Hello Dolly! among them.
Her nephew Byron Cook serves in the Texas State House of Representatives.
Most recently guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy (2005). [March 2006]

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