Alistair Cooke (I) (1908–2004)


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British-born American journalist and broadcaster. Cooke was born in Salford, Manchester: his father was an iron-fitter and Methodist lay-preacher. He grew up in Blackpool where his parents ran a guest house. Here he first came into contact with Americans, in the form of GIs on their way to fight in World War One. He won a scholarship to Jesus ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

America Host
(1972)
Masterpiece Classic Himself - Host
(1971-2008)
Stingers S.O.G.
(2000)
(1957)

Filmography

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 2000 Stingers (TV Series)
S.O.G.
- Second Chance (2000) ... S.O.G.
 1988 Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series)
- September 1939 (1988) ... (uncredited)
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
Narrator
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Host
- The Nature of the Beast (1953) ... Host
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- The Distaff Side (1952)
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Show Show Self (33 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Column, "Cuban Dictator Flees," Published in "The Manchester Guardian (UK)," 2 January 1959. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 83 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

As always, the British shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then embrace it with enthusiasm two years later. See more »

Trivia:

His first wife, Ruth Emerson, was a model and a great-grandniece of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Their son, John Byrne Cooke, was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her death. See more »

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