Character actor, Elisha Cook Jr., was born Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr. on Dec 26, 1903 in San Francisco, CA. Cook Jr. died at the age of 91 on May 18, 1995 in Big Pine, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered location unknown.
A popular American character actor, Elisha Cook Jr. played losers and short, shifty, nervous guys living on life's edge. They made a bluster of bravado but were always found wanting, or were just plain out-of-luck. Shot in "Shane", knifed in "The Black Bird", strangled in "Phantom Lady", poisoned in "The Big Sleep, Cook 'got his' in a number of different ways.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Know Your Character Actor – Elisha Cook, Jr.By smumcountry on Jul 8, 2017 From Smum County
July 8, 2017 by smumcounty Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr. was born into a theatrical family on December 26th, 1903 in San Francisco to Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Sr. and Helen Henry. His father was likely a jack of all trades in theater, acting as director, producer, and manager. His mother was an actress of ... Read full article
Elisha Cook, Jr. Hollywood acting career spanned 60 yearsBy Art on Dec 26, 2015 From Classic Cinema Gold
Elisha Cook, Jr. was an American character actor whose acting career spanned more than 60 years with roles in films such as “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “The Big Sleep” (1946) and “Shane” (1953). Elisha Cook was born December 26, 1903 in San Francisco, Calif... Read full article
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Marty Waterman: Through underworld connections, like it says in the newspapers. I'm a bad boy.
Helen Brent: I must warn you, though, liquor makes me nosy. I've been known to ask all sorts of personal questions after four cocktails.
Marty Waterman: 'Sallright. I've been known to tell people to mind their own business. Cold sober, too.
Mr. Nicklas: That's *odd*!
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