Sorrell Booke Biography (1930-1994)

Born January 4, 1930, in Buffalo, NY; died of cancer, February 11, 1994, in Sherman Oaks, CA. Actor. Though he spent more than twenty years as a stage actor, Booke is best known for his portrayal of Boss Jefferson Davis Hogg, the crooked mayor of Hazzard County, on CBS' popular series The Dukes of Hazzard.As a student at Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, Booke earned a reputation as a master of languages, dialects, and disguises, and was able to convincingly depict characters of various ages and nationalities; this ability won him roles in Broadway productions of King Lear, Caligula, and Fiorello! He also appeared in such films as Black Like Me, What's Up Doc?, and Freaky Friday, as well as episodes of television series like Dr. Kildare and All in the Family, before his six-season stint as Boss Hogg.

Birth Details
January 4, 1930
Buffalo, New York, United States
Death Details
February 11, 1994
Sherman Oaks, California, United States

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