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Peter Cook
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Born in Torquay, Devon
Born on 17th of November 1937
Died on 9th of January 1995

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Born 1937. Died 1995 - English comedian and actor.

Co-wrote and performed in the revue Beyond the Fringe (1960) and its sequel. Worked with Dudley Moore in the television programme Not Only….But Also (1965-71). Film appearances included The Wrong Box (1966), The Secret Policeman’s Ball (1979) and The Princess Bride (1987). Co-founder of the magazine Private Eye and The Establishment club in London.

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