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Clyde Cook

Clyde Cook

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1891-12-16 · Deathday: 1984-08-13 (92 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Port Macquarie, Australia

66 Movies

Also Known As: Clyde Wilford Cook · Clyde Cooke

Biography

Clyde Wilfred Cook (16 December 1891 – 13 August 1984) was an Australian-born vaudevillian who went on to perform in Hollywood and whose career spanned the silent film era, talkies and television.

Career

He was born to John and Annie Cook at Hamilton, near Port Macquarie, Australia. Cook moved with his family to Sydney when he was 6. He was already a skilled acrobat and dancer before he first appeared on stage in 1901 and within a few years he had developed a successful reputation as an all-round comic entertainer. In 1906, J. C. Williamson placed Cook under contract and he worked with the company until about 1911, when he departed for the United Kingdom, determined to try his luck in the London music hall scene. After some difficulty he succeeded and subsequently also worked at the Folies Bergere for 14 weeks. He returned to Australia in 1916.Although he appears to have expressed a desire to join up during the First World War, unspecified "physical defects" meant he was unable to join the AIF. Instead he devoted much time to fund-raising and entertaining soldiers. His trademark moustache also appeared for the first time during Australian performances in 1917. In 1918 he appeared in his first film, His Only Chance a J. C. Williamson's production made to support Red Cross fund-raising. Then in 1919, in the height of the Spanish flu epidemic, Cook brought an action against J. C. Williamsons over the impact on performers contacts caused by their closure of theatres. The action failed. Soon after Cook left Australia for the United States.

Movies & TV shows

1948.

1 Movie

1947.

1 Movie

1946.

1 Movie

1944.

1 Movie

1943.

2 Movies

1942.

4 Movies

1941.

3 Movies

1940.

3 Movies

1939.

5 Movies

1938.

4 Movies

1937.

3 Movies

1936.

1 Movie

1935.

2 Movies

1934.

1 Movie

1933.

3 Movies

1932.

1 Movie

1931.

3 Movies

1930.

4 Movies

1929.

3 Movies

1928.

7 Movies

1927.

5 Movies

1926.

5 Movies

1925.

2 Movies

1924.

1 Movie
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