Person Details

Birthday: 1901-09-26 12:48:22

Death: 1961-10-01 12:48:22

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: N/A

Place of birth: Portland, Oregon

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Movie Involvements: 40

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

​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.

Most Famous Work

The Public Enemy
Average
7

The Public Enemy

(1931) Mike Powers
Baby Face
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7

Baby Face

(1933) Ned Stevens
The Mad Genius
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7

The Mad Genius

(1931) Fedor Ivanoff
The 9th Guest
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6

The 9th Guest

(1934) Jim Daley
The Kiss Before the Mirror
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7

The Kiss Before the Mirror

(1933) Maria's Lover
The Spanish Cape Mystery
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5

The Spanish Cape Mystery

(1935) Ellery Queen
Safe in Hell
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7

Safe in Hell

(1931) Carl Bergen
Viva Villa!
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6

Viva Villa!

(1934) Don Felipe de Castillo

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1959 Tom Blake
1958 N/A
1953 N/A
1951 N/A
1950 N/A
Fred Macaulay
1948 N/A
1945 Pat Donahue Sr.
Duke Randall
Dean Larry Benson
1944 Dennis Dugan
Steve
1943 N/A
1937 Charles Jerome
Bruce Arnold
1936 George Martin
Gary Curtis
Steve Baker
Kenneth Grainger
Ross Graham
Dr. Truman Harwell
1935 Frank Blair
FBI Agent Dave Elliott
Ellery Queen
Don Trevor
Lieutenant Commander David Tucker
Barry Webster
Lynn
Gregg Emerson
Toni Berngruber
Ward Cameron
1934 Jack Howard
Mark Lambert
Bob Kelsey
Don Felipe de Castillo
Bob Andrews
Jim Daley
Bill Strong
1933 Richard Nordholm
Wentworth Brown
Franklin Deane
Ned Stevens
Corew
Lester Kane
Maria's Lover
The Great Sebastian
N/A
1932 Dan Reynolds
Philip Seymour
Warren Lennox
John Sutherland
Milton
Harold Van Adam
Actor in Movie Clip (uncredited)
1931 Carl Bergen
Fedor Ivanoff
Joe Palmer
Horace Purcell
Mike Powers
N/A
Terry Houston
1930 Jack
Year Character Movie/Tv

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