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Sorrell Booke Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Buffalo, New York, USA
Died in Sherman Oaks, California, USA  (colorectal cancer)
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages. During the Korean War, Booke worked in counter-intelligence where his lingual talents served him well. His intelligence and subtlety are often overlooked when considering his signature role as Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg during his run on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He died of cancer in 1994 just after his 64th birthday.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven Dougherty <stevendougherty@yahoo.com>

Spouse (1)

Miranda Knickerbocker (1958 - 1973) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Has two children: Alexandra and Nicholas
Was only slightly overweight and had to wear a fat suit to play Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard, making him five feet around.
According to John Schneider in the DVD commentary for the first episode of "The Dukes Of Hazzard", Sorrell could speak fluent Japanese. He recounts that in one episode, Booke and guest star Andrew Robinson, who also spoke Japanese, played a trick on James Best (Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane) where they spoke all of their dialog in a scene in Japanese, thus leaving Best confused.
Ex-wife, Miranda, is the daughter of Hubert Renfro (H.R.) Knickerbocker (1898-1949), a Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent.
Was a close friend of his The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) costar James Best (1926-2015).

Personal Quotes (1)

The final day had to come sooner or later. In this case, it was later. [on the end of Dukes of Hazzard]

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