She was often known as a star of stage, TV and display however simply three days earlier than her 99th birthday, Carole Cook dinner took her closing bow.
Cook dinner, whose profession dates from the Nineteen Fifties and who blossomed after she was mentored by comedy legend Lucille Ball, died of coronary heart failure in Beverly Hills at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday simply three days earlier than her birthday, Cook dinner’s husband, actor Tom Troupe, introduced by way of an agent. The Hollywood Reporter described her as a “Lucille Ball protégé.”
“With super sorrow and heartache, it’s on behalf of her husband, Tom Troupe, and the household who was along with her on the finish, that I’ve been requested to report that the legendary actress of stage and display (each massive and small), Carole Cook dinner, has handed away,” Harlan Boll write by way of Fb.
The assertion continued that “Carole Cook dinner, a local of Abilene, Texas, a legendary and critically acclaimed veteran of stage, tv and movie, has handed on the age of 98, simply three days shy of her 99th birthday.”
Mark Cocanougher, Cook dinner’s nephew, mentioned Cook dinner died at her house, “in her personal mattress, her husband Tom and I at her facet, every holding her hand.”
“Carole departed in peace and luxury having lived an extended and fantastic life doing the work that she cherished. She made many pals, and I do know they’ll all miss her spirit, humor, and expertise on the stage, and for all times normally. And that’s fairly nice.”
Cook dinner received her begin in Hollywood when mentor Ball requested her comedic abilities for the 1959 episode of Ball’s Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. Cook dinner was subsequently visitor solid in numerous episodes of The Lucy Present and Right here’s Lucy. Throughout her tv tenure, she additionally appeared on a wide range of reveals together with Maude, Dynasty and Cagney & Lacey. Her final TV look was in 2006 on Gray’s Anatomy.
“Right now we misplaced one of many greats.” actor Mia Farrow posted in tribute. “Carole Cook dinner was making folks chuckle for the reason that Nineteen Fifties- on TV, in films and on stage. We turned pals after we have been in a Broadway play for a full yr. At 98 that vast coronary heart of hers simply gave up. I like you Carole.”
On stage, Cook dinner created the position of “Maggie Jones” within the New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo corporations of the Tony Award successful musical forty second Avenue and adopted Carol Channing within the position of Dolly Levi in Hi there, Dolly! in a two-year Australian and New Zealand-run in 1965, amongst different credit.
In films, she was well-known for portraying Molly Ringwald’s grandma Helen in Sixteen Candles in 1984. She most just lately appeared in 2017’s A Very Sordid Marriage ceremony.
Cooke is survived by her husband, Tom Troupe, Christopher Troupe (stepson) and spouse Becky, Regina Cocanougher (sister) and various nieces and nephews.