Linda Cook (actress)

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Linda Cook
Born (1948-06-08)June 8, 1948
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Died April 12, 2012(2012-04-12) (aged 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Linda O. Cook (June 8, 1948 – April 12, 2012) was an American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Egypt Jones Masters on the American daytime soap opera Loving[1] from 1988-91, and from 1993-94. She also appeared on One Life to Live, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Ryan's Hope, All My Children, Real Ghosts (aka Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories) and The Edge of Night.

Cook was born in Lubbock, Texas, but left there at age 3 due to her fathers frequent job transfers.[1] While attending high school in Atlanta, Georgia, Cook was accepted into the Atlanta Civic Ballet and toured with the group.[1] She made her off-Broadway debut in the 1974 play The Wager and would go on to appear in several other off-Broadway plays.[2] In 1985, she starred opposite Carroll O'Connor and Frances Sternhagen in the Broadway play Home Front.[1]

She voiced Leech Woman in Puppet Master, and Baby Oopsie Daisy in Demonic Toys, although it was uncredited.[3]


She battled breast cancer from the early 1990s to her death in 2012 at age 63.[4][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Havens, Candace (27 January 1991). "Soap roles diverse for Linda Cook". Big Spring Herald. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Linda Cook Biography ((?)-)". 
  3. ^ a b III, Harris M. Lentz (2013). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland. pp. 66–67. ISBN 9781476603858. 
  4. ^ Cook obituary