Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show star passes away due to heart failure

Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show star passes away due to heart failure

Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles star and Lucille Ball protégé passes away due to heart failure just three days before birthday

  • The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced 
  • She was one of the best friends and protégés of Hollywood icon Lucille Ball which led her to multiple appearances on The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy 
  • Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 as she played Lucy Carmichael’s friend Thelma Green
  • She went on to star alongside Ball on five episodes of Here’s Lucy from 1969 to 1974
  • Another one of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy-feely grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in 1984 film Sixteen Candles 

Carole Cook – who starred in Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show – has died just three days before her 99th birthday.

The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe, 94, announced according to The Hollywood Reporter

She was one of the best friends and protégés of Hollywood icon Lucille Ball which led her to multiple  appearances on The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy.

Sad: Carole Cook (pictured in 2019) – who starred in Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show – has died just three days before her 99th birthday

Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 as she played Lucy Carmichael’s friend Thelma Green.

She went on to star alongside Ball on five episodes of Here’s Lucy from 1969 to 1974.

Cook and Ball even played a game of hit game show Password together in 1965. 

Bond: The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced according to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous couple are seen in West Hollywood back in January 2019

Bond: The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced according to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous couple are seen in West Hollywood back in January 2019

BFFs: Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 as she played Lucy Carmichael's friend Thelma Green

BFFs: Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 as she played Lucy Carmichael’s friend Thelma Green

Iconic: Another one of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy-feely grandmother of Molly Ringwald's character Samantha 'Sam' Baker, in classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles

Iconic: Another one of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy-feely grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles

Their relationship was so tight-knit that the I Love Lucy star was even the matron of honor at Cook’s wedding to Troupe in 1964. 

Another one of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy-feely grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles. 

The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts in 1964 comedy film The Incredible Mr. Limpet as Knotts played a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish and helps the US Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines.

Signature role: The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts (center) in 1964 comedy film The Incredible Mr. Limpet as Knotts played a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish and helps the US Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines (Arthur Lubin is pictured left)

Signature role: The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts (center) in 1964 comedy film The Incredible Mr. Limpet as Knotts played a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish and helps the US Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines (Arthur Lubin is pictured left)

Talented: In addition to roles in Lucille Ball shows, her successful television career included roles in 1969's That Girl (pictured), 1974's Maude, 1977's Kojak, in addition to four episodes of Dynasty from 1986 to 1987

Talented: In addition to roles in Lucille Ball shows, her successful television career included roles in 1969’s That Girl (pictured), 1974’s Maude, 1977’s Kojak, in addition to four episodes of Dynasty from 1986 to 1987

Other feature films she starred in included Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), American Gigolo (1980), Summer Lovers (1982), and Palm Springs Weekend (1963).  

In addition to roles in Lucille Ball shows, her successful television career included roles in 1969’s That Girl, 1974’s Maude, 1977’s Kojak, in addition to four episodes of Dynasty from 1986 to 1987. 

She was not just a star on the big and small screens but also the stage as she starred as the second actress behind Carol Channing to star as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly on Broadway back in 1965.

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