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Peter Cookson Biography (1913-1990)
Born May 8, 1913, in Milwaukee, OR; died of bone cancer, January 7, 1990, inSouthfield, MA; son of Gerald (a career British Army officer) and Helen (a nurse; maiden name, Willis), Cookson; married Maurine Gray, June, 1937 (divorced 1948); married Beatrice Straight (an actress), June, 1949; children: (firstmarriage) Peter Jr., Brooksie Jane, (second marriage) Gary, Anthony.
- Birth Details
- May 8, 1913
- Milwaukee, Oregon, United States
- Death Details
- January 7, 1990
- Southfield, Massachusetts, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Debut) Laertes, Hamlet, Old Globe Shakespeare Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1935.
- (Broadway debut) Robert Chalcot, Message for Margaret, Plymouth Theatre,1947.
- Morris Townsend, The Heiress, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1947.
- Ellis, The Little Blue Light, ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Judge Aristide Forestier, Can-Can, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Garrett Scott, Four Winds, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Robert Baker, Wonderful Town, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Also appeared in stock in Dallas, TX, 1936.
Credits; STAGE PRODUCER
- (With Beatrice Straight) The Innocents, Playhouse, New York City, 1950.
- (With Amy Lynn and Walter Schwimmer) The Right Honourable Gentleman, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- The Contrast, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1972.
- Also producer of The Heiress and The Turn of the Screw, both produced inNew York City.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Sergeant Hanson, A Guy Named Joe, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943.
- Johnny, Adventures of Kitty O'Day, Monogram, 1944.
- Soldier, The Imposter (also known as Strange Confession), Universal, 1944.
- Jimmy, Shadow of Suspicion, Monogram, 1944.
- Jonathan, Swingtime Johnny, Universal, 1944.
- The Girl Who Dared, Republic, 1944.
- Lance Marlow, Behind City Lights, Republic, 1945.
- Bob, G.I. Honeymoon, Monogram, 1945.
- Bob Randall, Don't Gamble with Strangers, Monogram, 1946.
- Larry Crain, Fear (also known as Suspense), Monogram, 1946.
- William Sommers, Strange Conquest, Universal, 1946.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Tony, First Love, NBC, 1954.
- Henderson's Head (novel), Putnam, 1973.
- Million Rosebuds (play), New Dramatists, New York City, 1978.
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