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Elisha Cook Jr.

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Birthday
26, 1903
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
May 18, 1995 (91)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1903
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
May 18, 1995 (91)

About

Character actor most widely remembered for his role as Wilmer in the classic 1941 film The Maltese Falcon. He was a mainstay in the film business for more than six decades, appearing in many memorable films including 1946's The Big Sleep, 1953's Shane and 1956's The Killing.

Before Fame

He worked as a vaudeville performer as a teenager and starred in the Broadway play Ah, Wilderness! for two years.

Trivia

He received the Silver Medallion Award at the 1981 Telluride Film Festival for his illustrious career as a character actor.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Lou Cook from 1929 to 1942. He married Peggy McKenna in 1943 and remained married to her until his death.

Associated With

He appeared alongside silver screen legend Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon.