Lawrence Cook (actor)

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Lawrence Cook
Born (1930-05-07)May 7, 1930
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 27, 2003(2003-12-27) (aged 73)
Marina del Rey, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Lawrence Cook (May 7, 1930 - December 27, 2003) was an African American actor.[1]

Cook starred in The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973). In that film, which was based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee, Cook portrayed Dan Freeman, a secret black nationalist who is trained by the CIA and later trains and leads black freedom fighters in an uprising against the U.S. government.

Before "The Spook Who Sat by the Door," Cook appeared in films such as Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)and Trouble Man (1972). After "Spook," he appeared in Colors (1988) and Posse (1993), as well as in television series including Family Matters, The Mod Squad and McMillan & Wife. He also appeared as Paul Grant on the daytime soap opera "Days Of Our Lives" in the mid 1970s. Cook died in 2003 in Marina del Rey, California. He was buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.[2]


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