Tom Troupe is the husband of veteran theatre actor Carole Cook who died aged 98 on Thursday, January 11. Robert Malcolm, her representative, confirmed her death in a statement. 

Malcolm said that Cook died “peacefully” at her home due to heart failure related to old age. 

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Who is Tom Troupe? 

Tom Troupe was born on July 15, 1928, in North Kansas City, Missouri. He is an actor as well as a writer.

In the early 1950s, he was a student at Uta Hagen at the Herbert Berghof Studio in Manhattan during. 

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In the original Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber, Troupe made his Broadway debut in 1957 in the role of Peter.

Troupe was primarily a theatre actor who over the years made numerous stage appearances in plays like The Lion in Winter, The Gin Game, and Father’s Day.

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He shared the 2002 L.A. Ovation Award for Career Achievements with his wife, Carole Cook. He performed in movies like Kelly’s Heroes and The Devil’s Brigade in 1968. 

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Troupe, with Charles Nelson Reilly, co-founded The Faculty, a Los Angeles acting school.