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Sorrell Booke | Biography

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  • Full Name Sorrell Booke
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Birth Date Jan 04, 1930
  • Age 91 Years, 10 Months
Cast of the CBS series 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

Sorrell Booke | Biography

Sorrell Booke appeared on the spinoff version of 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' called 'The Duke' in 1983

During the Korean War, Booke was drafted by the military and was assigned to counterintelligence due to his linguistic skills. Though he began acting in theaters in 1948, it was interrupted by his military service. He resumed acting in television and films in 1952.


Sorrell Booke was an American actor known for his role Boss Hog on the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard.

Who is Sorrell Booke?

Initially, Booke started as an entertainer in his father's clinic, where he made impressions and shared jokes with the patients waiting for checkups. At 10, he began voice acting on radio programs.

Sorrell Booke was born on 4 January 1930 in Buffalo, New York. His father was a physician, settled in Buffalo.

Booke was the class valedictorian at his high school, Bennett High School when he graduated in 1974. Subsequently, he studied at Columbia and Yale University and became proficient in multiple languages. During the Korean War, Booke was drafted by the military and was assigned to counterintelligence due to his linguistic skills.

Though he began acting in theaters in 1948, it was interrupted by his military service. He resumed acting in television and films in 1952. Following that, Booke started to appear in numerous productions as a supporting character from the 1950s until the late 1990s.

Most importantly, between 1979 and 1985, Booke played the role of Jefferson Davis' Boss' Hogg on the popular television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Further, in 1983 he also appeared on its spinoff version The Duke as Boss Hogg.

In 1972, Booke also appeared as General Wilson Spaulding Barker on the infamous series M*A*S*H. He was also seen in movies such as Gone Are the Days in 1963, Fail-Safe in 1964, Barnaby in 1965, Up the Down Staircase in 1967, Bye Bye Braverman in 1968, What's Up Doc? in 1972, and The Other Side of Midnight in 1977.

Personal Life

Booke was married to Miranda Knickerbocker from 1958 to 1973. His wife was the daughter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker. 

Booke and Miranda welcomed two children into their lives, Alexandria and Nicholas.

Death

On 11 February 1994, when Booke was 64, he passed away after succumbing to colon cancer.

It was reported that he was accompanied by his two children and longtime friend Lauralee Fitzgerald on his deathbed. 

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Booke had an estimated worth of $1.5 million, when he died in 1994.

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