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Sorrell Booke is a Actor American born on 4 january 1930 at Buffalo (USA)

Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke
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Nationality USA
Birth 4 january 1930 at Buffalo (USA)
Death 11 february 1994 (at 64 years) at Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles (USA)

Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as corrupt politician Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard.


Booke was born in Buffalo, New York, a cousin of Max Yasgur of Woodstock fame. Fluent in five languages including Russian and Japanese, Booke earned degrees from both Columbia and Yale universities. He served in the Korean War as a counterintelligence officer. Booke was married to the former Miranda Knickerbocker (the daughter of Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker (1898–1949), a Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent) from 1958 to 1973. They had two children, Alexandra and Nicholas. Booke has a brother, Fred.

Best films

Joy House (1964)

Usually with

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(3 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Tom Ruegger
Tom Ruegger
(2 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(1 films)
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sorrell Booke (29 films)

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Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, 1h13
Directed by Paul Dini, Tom Ruegger, Kent Butterworth, Rich Arons
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Joe Alaskey, Charles Adler, Tress MacNeille, Don Messick, Rob Paulsen, Cree Summer
Roles Big Daddy Boo (voice)
Rating79% 3.982633.982633.982633.982633.98263
The Tiny Toon Adventures characters leave for their summer vacations after their term at Acme Looniversity ends. Babs and Buster Bunny have a water pistol fight, which eventually escalates into their flooding Acme Acres. The bunnies, along with Byron Basset, float from flooded Acme Acres down to the southern United States, where they continuously avoid getting eaten by the river's residents.
Rock-A-Doodle, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Glen Campbell, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan
Roles Pinky
Rating60% 3.0492053.0492053.0492053.0492053.049205
Chanticleer is a rooster, whose job is to wake the sun up every morning, but the Grand Duke of Owls, who hates sunshine sabotages him to make it look like the sun comes up on its own without Chanticleer's crow. Detested by the farm animals, he leaves the farm to look for work in the city. Afterward, perpetual darkness and rainfall threaten the farm with flooding. Turning out to be a story read to a young human boy named Edmond, it seems that the flooding has found his family and when his mother goes to help them stop it, he calls out to Chanticleer and is heard by the Grand Duke himself who takes a dislike to Edmond's attempts to foil his plans. He turns him into a kitten to devour him, but he is saved at the last second by Pattou, a bloodhound from Chanticleer's farm. He is accompanied by Snipes, a claustrophobic magpie, and Peepers, an intellectual field mouse, as well as several animals from the farm hoping to find Chanticleer and apologize to him for their behavior. Edmond accompanies Pattou, Snipes and Peepers to the city while the rest of the animals remain at Edmond's house. En route, they are attacked by Hunch; the Duke's diminutive nephew, assigned by him to stop Edmond and the others from finding Chanticleer. They narrowly escape and enter the city.
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Sorrell Booke, Rob Paulsen, Ronnie Schell, Jerry Houser
Roles Sheriff Rufus Buzby, T.J. Buzby (voice)
Rating70% 3.5419253.5419253.5419253.5419253.541925
Shaggy discovers that his uncle Col. Beauregard has died and left him his country estate, which is on a plantation and is apparently frequented by ghosts. Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy head for the estate in order to claim Shaggy's inheritance. However, on their arrival they are pursued by a headless horseman and by the alleged ghost of the Colonel who taunts them telling to leave or else.
The Cat from Outer Space, 1h44
Directed by Norman Tokar, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about cats, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall, McLean Stevenson
Roles Presiding Judge (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.04763.04763.04763.04763.0476
An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a strange cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7. Since the Mother Ship cannot send a rescue party before it leaves the solar system, the cat sets about investigating how to repair the ship himself. Using a special collar that amplifies telekinetic and telepathic abilities, he follows the military to the Energy Research Laboratory (or E.R.L.), where they hope to learn how the UFO's power source works. One of the lab's scientists, Dr. Frank Wilson, attracts the cat's attention when his theory on the power source, while ridiculed by the rest of the staff, is actually on the right track.
The Other Side of Midnight, 2h45
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films
Actors Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Christian Marquand
Roles Lanchon
Rating62% 3.1001053.1001053.1001053.1001053.100105
In World War II France, young and attractive Noelle Page (Marie-France Pisier) falls in love with Larry Douglas (John Beck), an American pilot of the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed in France. The couple has a torrid love affair that ends abruptly when Larry receives orders to return to the United States. Larry promises to come back for Noelle and marry her. She later finds out that she's pregnant with his child. However, he never returns.
The Amazing Howard Hughes, 3h35
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, James Hampton, Lee Purcell, Sorrell Booke, Arthur Franz
Roles Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
Rating64% 3.245083.245083.245083.245083.24508
This film recounts the life and times of Howard Hughes, from his being a Hollywood producer and an aviator to a 1946 experimental plane crash that left him with a concussion that left him with
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm, 2h
Directed by Norman Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Dean Jones, Paul Sand, Arte Johnson, Teri Garr, Sorrell Booke, Ruth Buzzi
Roles King of Hesse
Rating74% 3.7191053.7191053.7191053.7191053.719105
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm are traveling to a king's palace to present him with their fairy tales. Their carriage driver refuses to take them into the woods because they are said to be enchanted. Not wanting to miss their audience with the king, the brothers buy the carriage from the driver and travel into the woods alone. Placed under the enchantment of the woods, the brothers begin to encounter a wide range of characters that exist in their tales, including Snow White and Sleeping Beauty among many others.
Freaky Friday, 1h35
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Barbara Harris, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Harold Gould
Roles Mr Dilk
Rating62% 3.148733.148733.148733.148733.14873
Ellen Andrews (Barbara Harris) and her daughter, Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) constantly quarrel. Following a disagreement on Friday the 13th, Annabel leaves to join a friend at a local diner. In sync, Annabel and Ellen (who is in the family home's kitchen) both wish aloud, "I wish I could switch places with her for just one day." Their wish comes true when they switch their bodies and subsequently lives.
Special Delivery, 1h39
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Tom Atkins, Phillip R. Allen, Sorrell Booke, Robert Ito
Roles Hubert Zane
Rating60% 3.049113.049113.049113.049113.04911
A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is forced to dump the stolen cash into a mailbox, which he then finds is locked until midnight, forcing him to wait until the mailman makes his late night pickup. As he waits, he discovers that his hiding place has been observed by several other people, all of whom want a share of the loot.
Adventures of the Queen, 1h38
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Disaster, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Stack, David Hedison, Ralph Bellamy, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke, John Randolph
Roles Robert Dwight
Rating53% 2.6893852.6893852.6893852.6893852.689385
Un maître chanteur aidé d'un groupe d'hommes a déposé une bombe sur le navire S.S. Queen. Il exige que l'armateur lui verse une somme exorbitante sur un compte protégé. Après que les passagers ont repris le contrôle de la situation, le chef des terroristes meurt sans avoir donné les codes d'annulation de l'explosif. L'équipage va devoir jouer la course contre la montre pour désactiver l'engin mortel.
Bank Shot
Bank Shot (1974)
, 1h23
Directed by Gower Champion
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Don Calfa, Sorrell Booke, Bob Balaban, Clifton James
Roles Al G. Karp
Rating55% 2.7555552.7555552.7555552.7555552.755555
A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location?
Devil Times Five, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Joan McCall, Shelley Morrison, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn
Roles Harvey Beckman
Rating51% 2.5579752.5579752.5579752.5579752.557975
Five children crawl from the wreckage of a deadly van accident in a snowy canyon. The juvenile survivors seek shelter at a secluded mountaintop winter home occupied by a rich businessman (Gene Evans) and his friends (Sorrell Booke and Shelly Morrison). Soon, strange mishaps occur and the group is stranded without electricity and telephones. One by one, the adults begin to fall prey to a series of shocking and violent deaths. By the time the few surviving adults suspect the demented delinquents it may be too late.