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Sorrell Booke was an American actor in film, television, and the stage. His portrayal of Jefferson Davis “Boss” Hogg in ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ is widely recognized. His other television appearances include ‘Dr. Kildare,’ ’12 O’Clock High,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘All in the Family,’ ‘Good Times,’ ‘Soap,’ ‘Naked City,’ ‘Dr. Max,’ ‘Crazy Like a Fox,’ ‘Droopy,’ ‘Master Detective,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ and ‘The Rockford Files,’ to Booke also appeared in a number of popular films, including ‘Slaughterhouse-Five,’ ‘Up the Down Staircase,’ ‘The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery,’ ‘Black Like Me,’ ‘A Fine Madness,’ ‘Fail-Safe,’ ‘Bye Bye Braverman,’ ‘Bank Shot,’ ‘Mastermind,’ and ‘Record City’. The American actor’s theater performances included “The Sleeping Prince,” “Fiorello,” “Caligula,” “The Iceman Cometh,” and “Morning, Noon, and Night.” Booke, who also served in the counterintelligence section during the Korean War, died of colorectal cancer one month after his 64th birthday in 1994.

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Sorrell Booke’s Career

During the early stages of Sorrell Booke’s Hollywood career, he gained recognition for his roles in films such as ‘A Fine Madness,’ ‘Black Like Me,’ ‘Fail-Safe,’ ‘Matchless,’ and ‘Up the Down Staircase.’ During this time, he also appeared in productions such as “Fiorello,” “Caligula,” “The Iceman Cometh,” and “Morning, Noon, and Night.” He also appeared in an episode of “12 O’Clock High.”

The actor’s primary focus during the 1970s and 1980s was on television roles and voice acting, respectively. Booke appeared in 1970s television programs such as ‘M*A*S*H’, ‘Gunshot,’ ‘Alias Smith and Jones,’ ‘All in the Family,’ ‘Cannon,’ ‘The Streets of San Francisco,’ ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Soap,’ ‘Good Times,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Columbo: Swan Song,’

From 1979 to 1895, he played the breakthrough role of Boss Hogg on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. During the 1980s and 1990s, the American actor voiced a number of animated characters, such as ‘The Smurfs,’ ‘The Dukes,’ ‘The Pound Puppies,’ ‘Fantastic Max,’ ‘Don Coyote & Sancho Panda,’ ‘Gravedale High,’ ‘Capitol Critters,’ and ‘Bonkers.’

Sorrell’s Personal Life

Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 4, 1930. His brother’s name is Fred. He received his degrees from both Yale University and Columbia University.

Before beginning his career as an actor, Brooke served in the United States Army as a counterintelligence officer. Because of his linguistic abilities, he was able to serve during the Korean War.

Regarding his romantic history, he was married to Miranda Knickerbocker from 1958 to 1973. Together, the couple had two children, Alexandra and Nicholas.

Sorrell Booke passed away in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 11, 1994, barely one month after his 64th birthday. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. His cremation took place at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery (California).

Estimated Net Worth

American actor Sorrell Booke had a net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his death in 1994. In the television series The Dukes of Hazzard, he was most known for portraying Jefferson Davis “Boss” Hogg.

Sorrell Booke was born in January 1930 in Buffalo, New York, and died in February 1994. During the Korean War, Booke served as a counterintelligence agent.