A Soldier's Story: Lieutenant Sorrell Booke



Lieutenant Sorrell Booke was born on January 4, 1930, in Buffalo, New York.

Always a performer, he made impressions for the local radio stations while attending Bennet High School, where he graduated class valedictorian in 1948.

After high school, Lieutenant Sorrell Booke attended Columbia University, moving to Yale University to receive his master's degree. However, his college education was briefly interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, where Lieutenant Booke served as a counterintelligence officer.

In 1960, after many years spent on the stage, Lieutenant Sorrell Booke made his way to Hollywood, taking on several roles in film, including a role in the movie Black Like Me, before focusing on television roles.



Lieutenant Sorrell Booke was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Dr. Kildare. He also appeared on M*A*S*H and All in the Family before landing his most famous role, that of Boss Hogg, in the television series Dukes of Hazzard, a part he played for seven seasons.

Lieutenant Sorell Booke died of cancer on February 11, 1994, and rests in the Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California.


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