Peter Cook

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  • Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, England
  • Died: January 9, 1995
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Satirist
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Fast Facts

  • Wrote comedy sketches in college as a member of the Cambridge Footlights Club.
  • First performed the satirical stage show Beyond the Fringe with Dudley Moore at the 1959 Edinburgh Festival.
  • Opened comedy nightclub the Establishment in 1961.
  • Cofounded the British satirical magazine Private Eye in 1961.
  • Rose to fame in the 1960s with Dudley Moore on the BBC comedy Not Only...But Also. 
  • Appeared on Broadway in 1974's Good Evening.
  • Played Sherlock Holmes in the 1978 spoof The Hound of the Baskervilles, which he cowrote.
  • Cowrote and appeared in the 1982 concert film The Secret Policeman's Other Ball.
  • Starred on the CBS sitcom The Two of Us, as a proper English manservant, for two seasons beginning in 1981.
  • Voted best comedian of all time by 300 fellow comics, writers and producers in a 2005 poll.

Awards

  • 1974, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 1963, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 1974, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Recording: Winner

Relationships

  • Wendy Snowden — Ex-wife
  • Nina Chong — Stepdaughter
  • Daisy Cook — Daughter
  • Alexander Edward Cook — Father
  • Lin Chong — Wife
  • Judy Huxtable — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Cook — Sister
  • Margaret Mayo Cook — Mother
  • Lucy Cook — Daughter
  • Sarah Cook — Sister

College

  • Univesity of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, England

Details

  • Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, England
  • Died: January 9, 1995
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Satirist

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