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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

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Tommy Cook

Tommy Cook

Recorded May 17th, 1991 - 27 min

Former child actor who appeared on Lights Out,  Red Ryder, Blondie, Life of Riley and many other shows during radio’s golden age. He was born in 1930 and was 61 when we met poolside at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California prior to a meeting of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

  
  
Red Ryder - 3/10/42 - Dobie Town

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Tommy Cook as "Little Beaver" in the Adventures of Red Ryder from March 10, 1942.

2 Comments

  1. Jim Igou says... comment left on August 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I used to go to the movies in the early 40’s and enloyed Tommy Cook playing Bomba in the serial, “Nyoka of the Jungle” with Francis Gifford. I saw him in person walking through the base hospital at Camp Pendleton in 1953. He looked sharp in the green uniform. I think he had recently finished making “Battle Cry” It was the summer of 1953. I last saw him playing a bad guy in a western with Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy.

  2. PAULA FLOOD says... comment left on June 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    DEAR MR.TOMMY COOK. I MET YOU AT A ROY ROGERS DALE EVANS BENEFIT IN APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA. I WAS THIRTEEN, 8 YEARS AGO. I BELIEVE I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS NOT AN ADULT. I HAD GROWN UP WITH ONLY WATCHING WESTERNS. MY PARENTS HAVE A FRIEND NAMED JOE BENOIT. AT THE TIME HE OWNED A FEED STORE. HE’S THE ONE WHO INVITED US. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS, OR WHAT IT WAS ABOUT. THE REASON WHY I’M WRITING IS BECAUSE I MET YOU THERE. IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF YOU AS THE LITTLE BEAVER, NOT REALIZING YOU’RE A MAN NOW. I CAN’T FORGET THAT TIME BECAUSE IT WAS YOU WHO GAVE ME YOUR ORIGINAL DVDS. I HAVE THEM HERE WITH ME AND SO MANY OTHER WESTERNS. WHEN I MET YOU I HAD JUST LOST MY PONY, CUPCAKE. I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE KIND GIFT. PAULA FLOOD