Entity | Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke KBE (born Alfred Cooke; 20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American writer whose work as a journalist, television personality and radio broadcaster was done primarily in the United States. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and America: A Personal History of the United States, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in television for 42 years, Cooke retired in 1992, although he continued to present Letter from America until shortly before his death. He was the father of author and folk singer John Byrne Cooke. He was born Alfred Cooke in Salford, Lancashire, England, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Byrne) and Samuel Cooke. His father was a Methodist lay preacher and metalsmith by trade; his mother's family were of Irish Protestant origin.
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Born: 1908, Salford
Died: 2004, New York City

Alternate Names: Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004, Cooke, Alistair, 1908-, Cooke, Alistair, Cooke, Alistair (Alfred Alistair), 1908-2004, Cooke, Alfred Alistair, 1908-2004, journalist and broadcaster, Cooke, Alfred Alistair 1908-2004, Cooke, A. A. 1908- (Alfred Alistair),, クック, アリステア, Cooke, Alfred 1908-2004, Cooke, A. A. 1908-, Cooke, Alfred Alistair, 1908-, Alfred Alistair Cooke, Alfred Cooke
Occupation(s): radio personality, journalist, television presenter, writer
Employer(s): BBC

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