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Alistair Cooke (I) (1908–2004)

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 »

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 2000 Stingers (TV Series)
- Second Chance (2000) ... S.O.G.
 1988 Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series)
- September 1939 (1988) ... (uncredited)
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
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 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
 1952-1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
Host / Everyman
- The American Musical Comedy (1956) ... Host
- The Nature of the Beast (1953) ... Host
- The Battler (1953) ... Host
- A Tale of Two Cities (1953) ... Everyman
- Vive! (1953) ... Host
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- The Distaff Side (1952)
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Other Works:

Column, "Freedom of the Buses," Published in "The Manchester Guardian (UK)," 16 November 1956. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 83 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I'm still an Englishman in America. An Irish Lancastrian, really. I don't kid myself that I'm from Arkansas. See more »


His second wife, Jane White Hawkes, was a painter and the widow of the son of U.S. Senator Albert W. Hawkes. Their daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge, is an ordained minister. See more »

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