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Also Known As: Elisha Cook, Elisha Cook Died: May 18, 1995
Born: December 26, 1903 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: actor

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Diminutive, wiry character player memorable for his numerous roles as cowardly villians and neurotics. Originally from vaudeville and the Broadway stage, Cook, who briefly entered films in 1929 before returning to the stage, made a strong impression with his definitive sniveling gunsel in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and followed with similar roles as weaklings or sadistic loser-hoods: Harry Jones in "The Big Sleep" (1946) and George Peatty in Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing" (1956) over a more than sixty-year career.

Diminutive, wiry character player memorable for his numerous roles as cowardly villians and neurotics. Originally from vaudeville and the Broadway stage, Cook, who briefly entered films in 1929 before returning to the stage, made a strong impression with his definitive sniveling gunsel in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and followed with similar roles as weaklings or sadistic loser-hoods: Harry Jones in "The Big Sleep" (1946) and George Peatty in Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing" (1956) over a more than sixty-year career.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, The (1987) Pappy Glue
2.
 This Girl For Hire (1983) Eddie
3.
 Hammett (1982) Eli
4.
 Terror at Alcatraz (1982) Hotel Desk Clerk
5.
 National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1981) Mousy ("Municipalians")
6.
 Leave 'Em Laughing (1981) Jetter
7.
 Harry's War (1981) Sergeant Billy
8.
 Off Sides (Pigs Vs. Freaks) (1980) Novatney
9.
 Carny (1980) On-Your-Mark
10.
 1941 (1979) Patron
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Milestones close milestones

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Appeared in vaudeville, joining Frank Balcon in "Lightnin'" from the age 14
1921:
Stage actor
1926:
Made Broadway debut, "Henry- Behave"
1929:
Feature acting debut, "Her Unborn Child"
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Education

St Albans School: Chicago , Illinois -
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts: Chicago , Illinois -

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wife:
Mary Lou Cook. Actor. Married in 1929; divorced in 1942; died in 1944.

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father:
Elisha Cook.
mother:
Helen Henry. Actor.

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