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

Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show star dies of heart failure

Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles star and Lucille Ball protege dies of heart failure just three days before her birthday

  • The legendary actress died in Beverly Hills at age 98 from complications of heart failure on Wednesday, her husband, Tom Troupe, announced.
  • She was one of Hollywood icon Lucille Ball’s best friends and proteges, which led to her multiple appearances on The Lucy Show and Here Lucy.
  • Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 when she played Lucy Carmichael’s friend Thelma Green
  • She then starred opposite Ball in five episodes of Here Lucy from 1969 to 1974.
  • Another of her starring roles was as Helen, the delicate grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character, Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles.

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

The legendary actress died in Beverly Hills at age 98 from complications of heart failure on Wednesday, her husband Tom Troupe, 94, announced according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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

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

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

She then starred opposite Ball in five episodes of Here Lucy from 1969 to 1974.

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

Bond: The legendary actress died in Beverly Hills at age 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 in January 2019

Bond: The legendary actress died in Beverly Hills at age 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 in January 2019

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

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

Iconic: Another of her starring roles was as Helen, the delicate grandmother of Molly Ringwald's character, Samantha 'Sam' Baker, in the classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles

Iconic: Another of her starring roles was as Helen, the delicate grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character, Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in the classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles

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

Another of her starring roles was as Helen, the delicate grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character, Samantha “Sam” Baker, in the classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles.

The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts in the 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 submarines. Nazi sailors.

Signature role: The talented star also starred alongside Don Knotts (centre) in the 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 to locate and destroy Nazi submarines (Arthur Lubin is pictured at left)

Signature role: The talented star also starred alongside Don Knotts (centre) in the 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 to locate and destroy Nazi submarines (Arthur Lubin is pictured at left)

Talented: In addition to roles on Lucille Ball's 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 on Lucille Ball’s 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 include Grandview, USA (1984), American Gigolo (1980), Summer Lovers (1982), and Palm Springs Weekend (1963).

In addition to roles on Lucille Ball’s 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 only a star on the big and small screens, but also on stage as she played the role of the second actress behind Carol Channing to play the role of Dolly Levi in ​​Hello, Dolly on Broadway in 1965.

Icon: Other feature films she starred in include Grandview, USA (1984), American Gigolo (1980), Summer Lovers (1982) and Palm Springs Weekend (1963), she is pictured in 1987

Icon: Other feature films she starred in include Grandview, USA (1984), American Gigolo (1980), Summer Lovers (1982) and Palm Springs Weekend (1963), she is pictured in 1987

Cook was also a philanthropist, as she was a long-time supporter of various AIDS service organizations and regularly appeared as a featured performer on the annual Los Angeles STAGE Benefit.

She and her husband Troupe received the 2002 Theater Ovation Lifetime Achievement Award as the first husband and wife to be honored.

She was born Mildred Frances Cook in Abilene, Texas on January 15, 1924, one of four children to Leland Preston (LP) Cook Sr. and his wife, Maudine.

Big hearts: She and husband Troupe received the 2002 Theater Ovation Lifetime Achievement Award as the first husband and wife to be honored, the married couple are seen in June 2016

Big hearts: She and husband Troupe received the 2002 Theater Ovation Lifetime Achievement Award as the first husband and wife to be honored, the married couple are seen in June 2016

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