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Elisha Cook, Jr.
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    (December 26, 1903-May 18, 1995)
    Acted in ‘They Won't Forget (1937),' ‘Sergeant York (1941),' ‘I Wake Up Screaming (1941),' ‘The Maltese Falcon (1941),' ‘Phantom Lady (1944),' ‘The Big Sleep (1946),' ‘Born to Kill (1947),' ‘The Great Gatsby (1949),' ‘Shane (1953),' ‘The Killing (1956),' ‘House on Haunted Hill (1959),' ‘Rosemary's Baby (1968),' ‘The Great Bank Robbery (1969),' ‘Blacula (1972),' ‘Electra Glide in Blue (1973)' and ‘1941 (1979)'
    Portrayed Ice Pick on ‘Magnum P.I. (1983-1988)'
    His nickname was ‘Cookie.'
    He was divorced.
    He was typecast as pint-sized tough guys and punks.
    He stood at only 5'5, earning him the nickname of Hollywood's ‘lightest heavy.'
    When asked how he prepared for a role, he responded: ‘I don't know. I read the script.'
    He rarely turned down roles, which landed him in lots of B-grade material.
    He was a legendary character actor.
    He enlisted in the Army during World War II.
    He suffered from acne rosacea, which gave his face a reddish tint.
    It became a running joke in Hollywood to kill him off in nearly all of his film roles.
    He lost his speech due to a stroke (1990).
    His career in the movie industry encompassed almost six decades.

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