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Alistair Cooke

Alistair CookeAKA Alfred Alistair Cooke

Born: 20-Nov-1908
Birthplace: Salford, England
Died: 29-Mar-2004
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated (bones stolen prior to cremation)

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Alistair Cooke's America

Father: Samuel Cooke
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Byrne
Brother: Sam (b. 1902)
Wife: Ruth Emerson (m. 24-Aug-1934, div. 1944, one son)
Son: John Byrne (b. 1941)
Wife: Jane White Hawkes (m. 30-Apr-1946, until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Susie Byrne (b. 1949)

    High School: Blackpool Grammar School
    University: Jesus College, Cambridge University
    University: Yale University (graduate student)
    University: Harvard University (graduate student)

    Knight of the British Empire Honorary (1973)
    Kentucky Colonel
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1651 Vine St (television)
    US English Advisory Board
    Naturalized US Citizen 1941
    Knee Replacement
    Heart Attack (4-Jun-1999)
    Parodied As A Muppet Alistair Cookie
    Risk Factors: Arthritis

    TELEVISION
    Masterpiece Theatre Host (1971-92)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Three Faces of Eve (23-Sep-1957) · Narrator
    King Lear (18-Oct-1953) · Himself


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