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John Fortune, British comedian and writer, dead at 74

John Fortune, British comedian and writer, dead at 74

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- British comedian and writer John Fortune died at home Tuesday at the age of 74, his agent said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Australia on course for a shale bonanza?

SYDNEY, June 5 (UPI) -- Australia may have than 1,000 trillion cubic feet of shale gas resources, says a new study, more than double the size of current estimates.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Somali piracy begets new security industry

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The plague of Somali pirates marauding across the Indian Ocean has spawned a lucrative security industry.

Carbon capture safe, scientists say

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An Australian-led team of scientists say they have found a safe way to carry out f carbon capture and storage.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.
By United Press International
Brinkley and Cook settle divorce

Brinkley and Cook settle divorce

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Christie Brinkley's publicist says the U.S. model and her ex-husband reached a settlement after both claimed the other violated the terms of their divorce.

Cook calls cheating on Brinkley 'mistake'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Architect Peter Cook says he made the "mistake" of cheating on his then-wife, U.S. model Christie Brinkley, due to problems in their marriage.
Cook doesn't regret Brinkley marriage

Cook doesn't regret Brinkley marriage

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Christie Brinkley's ex-husband, Peter Cook, says he does not regret marrying the supermodel despite their acrimonious New York divorce.
Brinkley says she'll never marry again

Brinkley says she'll never marry again

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. supermodel Christie Brinkley, who reached a divorce settlement with her fourth husband Peter Cook this week, insists she will never remarry.
Brinkley, Cook reach settlement in divorce

Brinkley, Cook reach settlement in divorce

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. model Christie Brinkley reportedly has reached a divorce settlement with her architect husband Peter Cook.
Brinkley, Cook call truce for holiday

Brinkley, Cook call truce for holiday

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Architect Peter Cook says he and model Christie Brinkley called a temporary truce to their heated New York divorce battle to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday.
Brinkley's lawyers to focus on adultery

Brinkley's lawyers to focus on adultery

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Attorneys representing former model Christie Brinkley will focus on her husband's alleged infidelity during their divorce trial in New York, a lawyer says.

Judge: Brinkley divorce a public affair

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Christie Brinkley's divorce trial will remain open to the public despite a motion to protect the supermodel's children, a New York judge has ruled.
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Peter Cook arrives for court in his divorce trail against Christie Brinkley in Central Islip New York on July 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was a British satirist, writer and comedian. He is widely regarded as the leading figure in the British satire boom of the 1960s. He has been described by Stephen Fry as 'the funniest man who ever drew breath'.

Cook is very closely associated with the anti-establishment style of comedy that first emerged in Britain and the US in the late 1950s.

Cook was born at "Shearbridge", Middle Warberry Road, Torquay, Devon, the only son and eldest of the three children of Alexander Edward (Alec) Cook (d. 1984), a colonial civil servant, and his wife (Ethel Catherine) Margaret, née Mayo (d. 1994). He was educated at Radley College and later Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read French and German. Cook meant to become a career diplomat, but unfortunately Britain "had run out of colonies", as he put it. It was at Pembroke that he performed and wrote comedy sketches as a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, of which he became President in 1960.

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