Alistair Cooke cause of death

Alistair Cooke's Death

Born (Birthday) November 20, 1908

Death Date March 30, 2004

Age of Death 95 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Profession TV Show Host

The TV show host Alistair Cooke died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British author of Alistair Cooke’s America who hosted the popular PBS program, Masterpiece Theatre, from 1972 until 1992. He is also known for writing and presenting the BBC radio series, Letters From America.

As a young man, he was the editor of the literary magazine, Granta. While attending Jesus College, Cambridge, he also organized The Mummers, Cambridge’s first mixed-sex theatre group.

He became a United States citizen in 1941, after having studied at both Harvard and Yale.

Personal Life

He married Ruth Emerson (a distant relative of Ralph Waldo Emerson) in August of 1934. The couple became parents to future author and musician, John Byrne Cooke, before divorcing in 1944. Cooke’s second wife, Jane White Hawkes, bore him a daughter named Susan.

He misjudged James Mason, telling him early in his career to stay out of the arts.

How did Alistair Cooke die?

Cooke died at midnight on 30 March 2004, at his home in New York City. He had been ill with heart disease, but he died of lung cancer, which had spread to his bones. He was cremated, and his ashes were clandestinely scattered by his family in Central Park.

Quotes

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"Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence."

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"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks."

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"It's an acting job - acting natural."

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"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."

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"People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back."

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