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Sorrell Booke
Birth: Jan. 4, 1930
Death: Feb. 11, 1994

Actor. He is best remembered for his role of 'Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg' on the "Dukes of Hazard" television series. Born in Buffalo, New York, the son of a local physician, his family encouraged him to entertain relatives and friends by doing impressions and telling jokes. While studying in Yale and Columbia University, he mastered five languages, and following his graduation, went into the Army as a Lieutenant, where he worked in counter-intelligence during the Korean War, using his multi-lingual talents to good effect. Once his military service was over with, he began working as an actor in small parts on television, beginning with "Producer's Showcase" (1957). Over the next several years, he played bit roles on such television shows as "Gunsmoke", "All in the Family", "The Streets of San Francisco", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", "Hawaii Five-O", and numerous other episodes and series, in roles ranging from military generals to next-door-neighbors to spooky villains. His first movie role came as 'Hugo' in "The Iceman Cometh" (1960), and he played minor roles in such movies as "Fail-Safe" (1964), "Matchless" (1966), "Up the Down Staircase" (1967), and "Brenda Starr" (1976). However, it was his role of sleazy Southern politician 'Boss Hogg' in the television series "The Dukes of Hazard" (1979 to 1983) that won him a following and made his name prominent to the television audience. In his final years, he stopped appearing in roles, but continued to be a voice on several television shows and movies, occasionally as narrator, and sometimes as a cartoon character's voice, in such movies as "Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers" (1987 television movie), "Gravedale High" (1990 television series), and "Rock-A-Doodle" (1991). He died of colorectal cancer in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1994, a month after his 64th birthday. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 

Cause of death: Colon Cancer
 
Burial:
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Dedication, Block 2, plot 72, space 4B (right under tree)
GPS (lat/lon): 33.97969, -118.39111
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
Requiescat in Pace Mr.Books...you were truly among the greats
- PharoE
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014

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