Donald Cook (I) (1901–1961)

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Donald Cook was born on September 26, 1901 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He was an actor, known for The Public Enemy (1931), Baby Face (1933) and Show Boat (1936). He was married to Princess Gioia Tasca di Cuto. He died on October 1, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Public Enemy Mike Powers
Baby Face Ned Stevens
Show Boat Steve Baker
The World Changes Richard Nordholm


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 1959 Too Young to Go Steady (TV Series)
Tom Blake
- Slam Book (1959) ... Tom Blake
- Sophomore Queen (1959) ... Tom Blake
- Baseball (1959) ... Tom Blake
- Cheating (1959) ... Tom Blake
- The Anniversary Party (1959) ... Tom Blake
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- No Answer (1958) ... Cassidy
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Tad Bryson / Bruce Wallace / Roger
- One of Those Things (1953) ... Tad Bryson
- The Key (1952) ... Bruce Wallace
- The Magnolia Touch (1952) ... Roger
 1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Tony Kenyon
- Skylark (1951) ... Tony Kenyon
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- Pick Up (1951)
 1950 Our Very Own
Fred Macaulay
 1945 Blonde Ransom
Duke Randall
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Dean Larry Benson
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Dennis Dugan
 1944 Murder in the Blue Room
Steve Randall
 1944 Patrick the Great
Pat Donahue, Sr.
 1943 Freedom Comes High (Short)
The Captain
 1937 Circus Girl
Charles Jerome
 1937 Two Wise Maids
Bruce Arnold
 1936 Beware of Ladies
George Martin
 1936 Can This Be Dixie?
Longstreet Butler
 1936 Ellis Island
Gary Curtis
 1936 Show Boat
Steve Baker
 1936 The Girl from Mandalay
Kenneth Grainger
 1936 Ring Around the Moon
Ross Graham
 1936 The Leavenworth Case
Dr. Truman Harwell
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews
Frank Blair
 1935 Confidential
FBI Agent Dave Elliott
 1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery
Ellery Queen
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Tom Lennox
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Don Trevor
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Lt. Cmdr. David Tucker
 1935 Motive for Revenge
Barry Webster
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Lynn Llewellyn
 1935 Gigolette
Gregg Emerson
 1935 The Night Is Young
Toni Berngruber
 1935 Behind the Evidence
Ward Cameron
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Jack Howard
 1934 Jealousy
Mark Lambert
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Bob Kelsey
 1934 Viva Villa!
Don Felipe de Castillo
 1934 Whirlpool
Bob Andrews
 1934 The 9th Guest
Jim Daley
 1934 Long Lost Father
Dr. Bill Strong
 1933 The World Changes
Richard Nordholm
 1933 Fog
Wentworth Brown
 1933 Fury of the Jungle
'Lucky' Allen
 1933 Brief Moment
Franklin Deane
 1933 Baby Face
Ned Stevens
 1933 The Woman I Stole
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt
Lester Kane
 1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
Maria's Lover
 1933 The Circus Queen Murder
The Great Sebastian
 1933 Private Jones
Lt. John Gregg
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Dan Reynolds
 1932 Penguin Pool Murder
Philip Seymour
 1932 The Conquerors
Warren Lennox
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
John Sutherland
 1932 The Heart of New York
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Harold Van Adam
 1931 Taxi
Actor playing Ferdinand in Movie Clip (uncredited)
 1931 Safe in Hell
Carl Bergen - aka Carl Erickson
 1931 The Mad Genius
Fedor Ivanoff
 1931 How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (Short)
Donald Cook (uncredited)
 1931 Side Show
Joe Palmer
 1931 Smart Money
Nick's Second Accomplice after Poker Game (uncredited)
 1931 Party Husband
Horace Purcell
 1931 The Public Enemy
Mike Powers
 1931 Unfaithful
Terry Houston
 1930 Roseland (Short)
Jack (as Donn Cook)
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Other Works:

He acted in Carolyn Green's play, "Janus," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Joan Bennett in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Donn Cook


5' 11" (1.8 m)


Princess Gioia Tasca di Cuto  (his death)

Did You Know?


The play in which he starred that had the longest run, "The Moon Is Blue", was made into a film that caused a scandal in its time because it used the word "virgin" while showing a woman's bedroom. Cook played the same role that David Niven played in the 1953 film. See more »

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