Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles star and Lucille Ball protégé dies due to heart failure just three days before her birthday
Carole Cook – who starred in Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show – has passed away just three days before her 99th birthday.
The legendary actress has died at the age of 98 in Beverly Hills due to heart failure, her husband Tom Troupe announced on Wednesday The Hollywood Reporter.
She was one of Hollywood icon Lucille Ball’s closest friends and protégés, 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 passed away 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 girlfriend Thelma Green.
She co-starred with Ball in five episodes of Here’s Lucy from 1969 to 1974.
Another of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha “Sam” Baker, in the 1984 classic film Sixteen Candles.
Bond: The legendary actress passed away at the age of 98 in Beverly Hills due to heart failure. Her husband Tom Troupe announced on Wednesday that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous couple will be seen in West Hollywood in January 2019.
The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts in the comedy film The Incredible Mr. 1964’s Limpet, in which Knotts played a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish and helps the United States Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines.