Obituary of Alistair Cooke

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Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke (born November 20, 1908 in Salford, England) was a writer, journalist, and TV personality who was best known for being a amazingly well-read host of the American TV series "Masterpiece Theatre" for 22 years. Alistair died on March 30, 2004 and his death was because of lung cancer which metastasized to his bones. He died at age 95.

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Alistair Cooke Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Cooke, Alistair
    • Common Name: Alistair Cooke
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Salford, England
    • Birth Date: November 20, 1908
    • Age: 95 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Irish Protestant
    • Net Worth: $2.3 million
    • Nationality: British
    • Favorite Food: Pop-Tarts
    • Favorite Color: Orange (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Alistair's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Alfred Cooke
    • Father: Samuel Cooke
    • Mother: Mary Elizabeth Cooke (née Byrne, 1879-1962)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Ruth Emerson (married 1934-divorced 1944)
      • Jane White Cooke (married 1946-2004, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • John Byrne Cooke (1940-2017)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Susan Byrne Cooke

Death Notice:

  • Date: March 30 2004 at age 95
  • Place: New York City, New York, United States
  • Cause of Death: Cancer (lung and bone)
  • Interment: Cremated and ashes scattered in Cemtral Park

Category Tags:

WriterJournalist TV Personality British Born on November 20th Born in 1908 Died in 2004 Died at age 95 Died from Cancer

Quotable Quotes:

"People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back." (IMDB)

"Alistair Cooke lived a colorful and captivating life, leaving behind a literary legacy that continues to inspire and entertain audiences worldwide. (V)"

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Alistair Cooke on Wikipedia.org
Alistair Cooke at IMDB

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Wiki Page Updated: 2024-05-29 08:43:08
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