Donald Cook
Date of Birth
Sep 26, 1900
Birth Place:
Portland, OR


Entering vaudeville in the early 1920s, Donald Cook matriculated to Broadway in 1926 and came to films in the first years of the talkies. He was a leading man in most of his earliest movie appearances; he played the protégé of crippled ballet impresario John Barrymore in The Mad Genius (1931), Bette Davis' love interest in The Man Who Played God (1932), and so on. By the mid-1930s, Cook had...