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British comedian Peter Cook is best known for his work in comedy; he is regarded as one of the leading figures in the British satire boom of the 1960s.
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Comedian and actor, born in Torquay, Devon, SW England, UK. He studied at Cambridge and first achieved prominence as one of the writers and performers of Beyond the Fringe (1959??64), and a sequel Behind the Fridge (1971??2). He invented the stage character E L Wisty, a forlorn figure perplexed by the complexities of life. From 1965 to 1971 he collaborated with Dudley Moore in the irreverent television programme, Not Only... But Also. He made regular film appearances, notably in The Bed-Sitting Room (1970), and was long associated with the satirical magazine, Private Eye.
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