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Elisha Cook, Jr
Birth: Dec. 26, 1903
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: May 18, 1995
Big Pine
Inyo County
California, USA

Actor. For over fifty years, he had a prestigious career as a versatile character performer in films and television. At age 14 he began in vaudeville companies on Broadway and made his big screen debut in “Her Urban Child” (1930). Cast as villains and gangsters, his role as "Wilmer" in the "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), made him a main stay in Hollywood. A veteran of over 100 feature films his credits included “Born to Kill“ (1947), “Shane” (1953), “The Indian Fighter” (1955), “Day of the Outlaw” (1959), “Emperor of the North” (1973), “Tom Horn” (1980) and “Harry’s War” (1981). For television he was best remembered for his role as 'Ice Pick' on the “Magnum, P.I.” series. He also appeared on “Gunsmoke”, “Perry Mason”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Star Trek”, “The Odd Couple” and many more. In his later years he lived far from Hollywood in the high desert near Bishop, California and would only perform when someone took the trouble to track him down. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Elvira McKenna Cook (1921 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Stroke
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jul 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6622584
Elisha Cook, Jr
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Elisha Cook, Jr
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Thank you for helping make movie magic! Happy 60th Anniversary to The Killing
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Jun. 6, 2016
To my favorite tough guy. Can't tell you how much I enjoyed your performances in so many films and how delighted I am when I spot your name in the credits. Rest in peace friend.
- Fuller Wrath
 Added: Jun. 4, 2016
Fondly Remembered, Dear Elisha!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: May. 22, 2016
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