Cook, Carole

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COOK, Carole


Birth name, Mildred Frances Cook; born in Abilene, TX; married Tom Troupe (an actor and writer), 1964.

Addresses: Agent—The Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress. Host and presenter at awards presentations and benefits. Affiliated with various charities.

Awards, Honors: Ovation Award (with Tom Troupe), LA Stage Alliance, career achievement, 2002; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best actress, for The Supporting Cast; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination, for Father's Day; Helen Hayes Theatre Award, Washington Theatre Awards Society, for Steel Magnolias; DramaLogue awards; Robby Award.


Film Appearances:

Naomi Yates, Palm Springs Weekend, Warner Bros., 1963.

Bessie Limpet, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Warner Bros., 1964.

Waitress, The Gauntlet, Warner Bros., 1977.

Mrs. Dobrun, American Gigolo, Paramount, 1980.

Barbara Foster, Summer Lovers, Orion, 1982.

Betty Welles, Grandview, U.S.A., Warner Bros., 1984.

Grandma Helen, Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984.

Ester, Fast Money, Orion, 1995.

Sylvia, Lost & Found, Warner Bros., 1999.

Herself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway: The Golden Age and Broadway: The Movie), Dada Films, 2003.

Voice of Pearl Gesner, Home on the Range (animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Daisy Dolon, In the Glitter Palace (also known as A Woman Accused), NBC, 1977.

Pru Babcock, Make Me an Offer, ABC, 1980.

Cahuenga, Something So Right, CBS, 1982.

Myrtle, Carly's Web, NBC, 1987.

Herself, The Desilu Story: The Rags to Riches Success of the Desilu Empire, Bravo, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, The Making of "Summer Lovers," 1982.

Herself, Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Desilu Revue," Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, CBS, 1959.

Thelma Green, "Lucy and Vic are Volunteer Firemen," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1963.

Thelma Green, "Lucy's Barbershop Quartet," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1963.

Thelma Green, "Lucy Puts Out a Fire at the Bank," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1963.

Thelma Green, "Lucy Takes a Job at the Bank," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1963.

Miss O'Neal, General Hospital, ABC, 1963.

Guest contestant, Password, CBS, 1965.

Annie Boyd, "The Symbol," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1966.

Carrie, "Lucy Puts Main Street on the Map," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1967.

Effie Higgins, "Lucy and Tennessee Ernie Ford," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1967.

Aunt Kate, "The Disenchanted," My World and Welcome to It, NBC, 1969.

Dorothy, "My Part Belongs to Daddy," That Girl, ABC, 1969.

Lillian Rylander, "Lucy, the Part–Time Wife," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1970.

Ma Parker, "Lucy and Ma Parker," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1970.

Mrs. Sheila Casten, "Lucy the Crusader," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1970.

"Lucy and Carol Burnett," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1971.

Marnie, "The Night of the Wizard," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1972.

Carol, "Cross and Double Cross," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1974.

Carole Crenshaw, "Reunion in Terror," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1974.

Cynthia Duncan, "Lucy Carter Meets Lucille Ball," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1974.

Marta, "Walter's Ex," Maude, CBS, 1974.

Flora, "The Disappearance," Chico and the Man, NBC, 1975.

"Woman in the Harbor," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Flora, "The Face Job," Chico and the Man, NBC, 1976.

Flora, "The Hypnotist," Chico and the Man, NBC, 1976.

Gossip columnist, "The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976.

Madame Dorian, "The Seance," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1976.

Nurse, "The Nuisance," Emergency!, NBC, 1976.

Hildy Slater, "Angel in Love," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Marie Stella, "Laid Off," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Marie Stella, "The Queen of Hearts Is Wild," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Marie Stella, "A Strange Kind of Love," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Scorchy, "Huggy Bear and the Turkey," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

Sally Anne, "The Partnership," Darkroom, ABC, 1981.

Christine, "One Hart Too Many," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

Natasha, "The Object of My Affliction," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

Senator Maggie Flynn, "Just My Bill," Knight Rider, NBC, 1982.

"I Do, I Don't," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1982.

"Lonely Ladies," Strike Force, ABC, 1982.

Winslow, "Quincy's Wedding: Parts 1 & 2," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1983.

"First Impressions/Love Finds Florence Nightingale/Paroled to Love," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Christine Carpenter, "Dead Heat," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Cora Van Heusen, "The Ball," Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Cora Van Heusen, "The Warning," Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Donna LaMarr, "Family Connections," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1986.

Sarah Tate, "All Thieves on Deck," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986.

"Members Only," The A-Team, NBC, 1986.

Cora Van Heusen, "The New Moguls," Dynasty, ABC, 1987.

Cora Van Heusen, "The Setup," Dynasty, ABC, 1987.

Donna LaMarr, "Divine Couriers," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Donna LaMarr, "Easy Does It," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Donna LaMarr, "Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 1," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Donna LaMarr, "Amends," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1988.

Shayne Grant, "Deadpan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Doreen Krudup, "Burbank Bigfoot," Strip Mall, Comedy Central, 2000.

Herself, Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Herself, "Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 21–40," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, "Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 61–80," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, "Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 81–101," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Fran, Lady Luck, NBC, 1973.

Lucille Greenwood, Rendezvous, CBS, 1979.

Stage Appearances:

Blanche Dailey, Romantic Comedy, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1979–1980.

Maggie Jones, 42nd Street (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980–1981, then Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1981–1987, then St. James Theatre, New York City, 1987–1989, also produced in Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Steel Magnolias, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, c. 1989.

Hazel C. Hunt, Radio Gals (musical), John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Hattie Walker, Follies (musical), Wadsworth Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.

Host, Who Could Ask for Anything More? (concert), Reprise! concert series, Skirball Cultural Center, Ahmanson Ballroom, Los Angeles, 2004.

Appeared as Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hello Dolly! (musical), Broadway production. Appeared in other productions, including Father's Day, Patio/Porch, and The Supporting Cast, all Los Angeles; and in The Lion in Winter, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA. Appeared in Auntie Mame, Embraceable You, and Ladies in Retirement; appeared in the musicals Annie Get Your Gun, Kismet, Mame, and Stop the World, I Want to Get Off.

Major Tours:

Appeared in Father's Day, U.S. cities; also appeared in the solo show Dress Up.


Writings for the Stage:

Author of the solo show Dress Up.