Peter Cook, 57, the acerbic comedian credited with...


January 10, 1995

Peter Cook, 57, the acerbic comedian credited with founding contemporary British satire, died yesterday of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at the Royal Free Hospital, where he had been admitted a week ago, his family said.

Mr. Cook achieved fame in the 1960s in the comedy review "Beyond the Fringe," which also starred his longtime comedy partner Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller. After a long run in London, the show moved to Broadway.

While Mr. Moore found fame in Hollywood, Mr. Bennett as a playwright, and Mr. Miller in theater, opera and television, Mr. Cook was content with a quieter life.

Mr. Cook's film roles included "The Wrong Box" (1965); "Bedazzled" (1967), which was his revision of the Faust legend; "A Dandy in Aspic" (1968); "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1979); playing SherlockHolmes to Mr. Moore's Dr. Watson; "Derek and Clive" (1981); "Yellowbeard" (1983); and "Whoops Apocalypse" (1987).

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