Carole Cook

Actress Carole Cook worked closely with comedy great Lucille Ball during the 1960s and 1970s, including appearances on a pair of Ball's post-"I Love Lucy" television shows. Their friendship reached beyond television ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1925

Filmography

Actor (24)

Bentley and Max 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Major Crimes 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Pearl Gesner (Actor)

Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Money 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grandview, U.S.A. 1984 (Movie)

Betty Wells (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

Barbara Foster (Actor)

American Gigolo 1980 (Movie)

Mrs Dobrun (Actor)

Kojak (CBS) 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Glitter Palace 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Lady Luck 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Mr. Limpet 1963 (Movie)

Bessie Limpet (Actor)

Palm Springs Weekend 1962 (Movie)

Mrs Yates (Actor)

The Desilu Revue 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Carly's Web (TV Show)

Actor

Make Me an Offer (TV Show)

Actor

Rendezvous Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Something So Right (TV Show)

Actor

Son of Frankenstein (Movie)

Frau Neumuller (Actor)

Biography

Actress Carole Cook worked closely with comedy great Lucille Ball during the 1960s and 1970s, including appearances on a pair of Ball's post-"I Love Lucy" television shows. Their friendship reached beyond television work, as the legendary redhead supposedly gave Cook the stage name Carole and later served as Cook's matron of honor at her wedding to actor Tom Troupe. Cook appeared on several episodes of the television comedy "The Lucy Show" as the character Thelma Green. Airing from 1963 through 1967, the program focused on the often funny situations that Lucy Carmichael, a widowed mother of two, finds herself in the middle of. Shortly thereafter, Cook secured another Ball-related television comedy role, on the program "Here's Lucy," playing the character Cynthia Duncan. The show featured Ball as Lucy Carter, who works for an employment agency run by her brother-in-law. Although "Here's Lucy" ran from 1968 through 1974, it was not until the 1970 season that Cook joined the cast. In addition to her association with Ball, Cook is best known to fans of 1980s-era teen comedies, via her humorous role as Grandma Helen in the movie "Sixteen Candles," thanks to a hilarious scene in which she admires how Molly Ringwald's character has grown up. Cook has continued acting during the early 21st century, and has kept her Ball connection intact, by being interviewed for a 2010 DVD release of "The Lucy Show."

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