Peter Cookson

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For the American sociologist, academic and author, see Peter W. Cookson, Jr..

Peter Cookson (May 8, 1913 - January 6, 1990) was a stage and film actor of the 1940s and 1950s.

Career[edit]

Born in Milwaukie, Oregon, Cookson starred in several feature films during the 1940s, including G.I. Honeymoon (1945) and Fear, before moving exclusively to television during the following decade. A founding member of The Actors Studio (as was his second wife Beatrice Straight),[1] Cookson's most famous stage role was of the love struck judge in Cole Porter's 1955 hit musical Can Can in which he introduced the song It's All Right With Me .

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Birth of The Actors Studio: 1947-1950". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 52. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. "Lewis' class included Herbert Berghof, Marlon Brando... Beatrice Straight, Eli Wallach, and David Wayne... Also Henry Barnard, Jay Barney, John Becher, Philip Bourneuf, Joan Chandler, Peter Cookson, Stephen Elliott, Robert Emhardt, Joy Geffen, William Hansen, Will Hare, Jane Hoffman, George Keane, Don Keefer, George Matthews, Peggy Meredith, Ty Perry, Margaret Phillips, David Pressman, William Prince, Elliot Reid, Frances Reid, Kurt Richards, Elizabeth Ross, Thelma Schnee, Joshua Shelley, Fed Stewart, John Straub, Michael Strong, John Sylvester, Julie Warren, Mary Welch, Lois Wheeler, and William Woodson." 

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