Before Minder I never really knew where my next job was coming from. Obituary of George E. Cole, Jr. George “Ike” Cole, Jr., 88, of Syracuse, NY passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. George Washington Cole, III, age 73 of Franklin, TN passed away at home peacefully with his loving family by his side on December 8, 2020. New York, New York. He pedalled straight to the theatre. His choice of parts was often self-limiting – he once turned down Othello – but for ITV he was more adventurous in A Man of Our Times (1968), a series in which a middle-aged man is faced with a dilemma: accept redundancy or a lower status with his firm. Apart from a weakness for strong-smelling cigars and a passion for horse racing, Cole had little in common with the roguish Arthur Daley. George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. In My Good Friend, launched in 1995, he played Peter Banks, who, he said, was very much like him – a proud pensioner suffering from an endearing irritability with life. You can be sure that everything he sells is vetted and handled with professional care. Find the obituary of George D. Cole (1970 - 2021) from Toledo, OH. George D. Cole, IV April 8, 1970 - January 11, 2021George D. Cole, IV, 50, of Toledo, Ohio, died Monday, January 11, 2021, in The Toledo Hospital. When he made Top Secret (1952), especially written for him, about a naive sanitary engineer with a revolutionary new idea which the Russians think is an improved atom bomb, even the film fan magazine Picturegoer questioned whether he could carry a film as its star. Predeceased by daughter: Jackie; infant son: John; parents: Eva and Harry; brother-in-law: Jim Kestner. George Cole as Arthur Daley in Minder in 1985 (REX). This was only half the story, for from his early years he showed a tenacious fascination with entertainment that lasted a lifetime. Share. George is survived by daughters Cheri Cole, Candy Jim DeLong grandchildren Jay Emily DeLong, Arianna Kamp great granddaughter Everly Skylar DeLong and brother Richard Cole. Lamar was a graduate of Helena-West Helena Central High School. Here the two poles of his personality fused to create a character with both a rabbity caution and an agile exploitative brain. George was born January 4, 1929 in … Cole – who described his upbringing as “the poorest you could get” – left school at 14 to help support his family. He is likely to be remembered chiefly as the dodgy used car dealer Arthur Daley in the popular television series Minder (1979-94), always on the lookout for a “nice little earner”. Excellent Service from a top regional Auction House We have been dealing with George Cole and Associates for more than a quarter century, always personable and friendly, more than helpful. George Kevin Cole Weaverville - George Kevin Cole, 53, of Weaverville passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. In this respect he was more fortunate than many other actors who have become firmly associated with one television role. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/aug/06/george-cole degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Last modified on Thu 26 Mar 2020 08.41 EDT. George "Ike" Cole July 4,2019 George "Ike" Cole, Jr., 88, of Syracuse, NY passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. COALE- Mr. George Oliver Coale age 92 of Escambia Avenue Brewton, Alabama passed away Friday July 24, 2020 at his residence after a brief illness. Published 6 August 2015. He was unable to account for his enormous success in the part or the longevity of the series, which ran until 1991. He is survived by his second wife, the actor Penny Morrell, whom he married in 1967, and their son, Toby, and daughter, Tara; by a son, Crispin, and daughter, Harriet, from his first marriage, to the actor Eileen Moore, which ended in divorce; and by three grandchildren, Harry, Amelia and Thomas. He worked consistently throughout the 1960s and 1970s in productions such as Banana Ridge, The Philanthropist and Too Good to be True. George was a retired Conductor for the Steelton Highspire Railroad. COLE, SR., George Ellis Age 87 of Nashville, died on November 28, 2011 of complications of Alzheimer's. Comic actor who excelled at playing shifty 'spivs’ such as the roguish Arthur Daley in Minder. George Cole was twice married, firstly in 1954 to Eileen Moore (dissolved 1966), and secondly in 1967 to Penelope Morrell, by each of whom he had a son and a daughter. From other local news sites. Funeral Home Services for George are being provided by Michael W Pawlak Funeral Home Llc. He was born here on September 30, 1928. He was an Army Veteran of WWII, and is a member of Steelton Legion Post 420. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. He was surrounded by family in his final hours, and left behind a legacy of unconditional love and joy among all who crossed his path, in life. Walton. George Cole obituary . No one at the stage door seemed disposed to take him seriously, but he hung around until he was taken inside. George Cole on location for the filming of The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery at Longmoor army camp, Hampshire (1965). The show was broadcast on Sunday afternoons. George F. Cole, Jr.Shelby - George F. Cole, Jr., age 90, of Shelby, died Saturday morning, March 2, 2019 at his home. OBITUARY George Francis Cole April 13, 1943 – November 29, 2020. Helpful 0 Report. Beloved son of the late John and Betty Cole. Despite his long career Cole claimed that he had never been ambitious as an actor, insisting that he preferred “an afternoon pottering in the garden to almost anything”. George Washington Cole, III Franklin - George Washington Cole, III, age 73 of Franklin, TN passed away at home peacefully with his loving family by his side on December 8, 2020. Born May 13, 1967 in Asheville, NC, he was the son of Patsy Ogle Cole … David Yallop, who had written 13 episodes of Minder, decided to expand one episode in which Daley stood for the local council but was disqualified for overspending. Born: He was born September 23, 1932 in the same house he died in, living his whole life in High Bridge. Over the next decade, Cole and Sim repeated their screen partnership in a string of films, the most successful of which were the St Trinian’s series, directed by Frank Launder. George Cole was twice married, firstly in 1954 to Eileen Moore (dissolved 1966), and secondly in 1967 to Penelope Morrell, by each of whom he had a son and a daughter. George Cole, born April 22 1925, died August 5 2015, Made his acting debut at 14 after answering a local newspaper ad that read: “Boy wanted for West End show”, Appeared in the film Cottage To Let opposite Alastair Sim. He was th He had greater success with Alastair Sim in the classic comedies Laughter in Paradise (1951) and Scrooge (1952). George Skyler-Ellsworth Cole, the son of Jay Cole and Elaine Tasich, was born on February 3, 1996 in Denison, IA. He auditioned on the Saturday, declaring that he could recite a poem by Julius Caesar called Friends, Romans, Countrymen. Share page. After his unofficial adoption at the age of 16 by Alastair Sim and his wife, Naomi, Cole moved in with the couple. Survived by … Minder was not an instant success, and the first two series flopped. He was a lifelong resident of Middle Tennessee. He believed that his “crafty but sad” appearance was responsible for his repeated casting in what he described as “spiv” roles. He kept on working on TV and in 2008 told Mark Lawson in an interview for BBC TV: “I don’t want to stop. It won him a wide audience, good notices and a great deal of personal satisfaction. George Edward Cole was born on April 22 1925 in Tooting, south London, and adopted when he was 10 days old after being abandoned by his mother. Earlier this year, he was cast in a crime-horror film, Road Rage, which has yet to be released. Rank gave him a five-film contract but dropped him after two. Obituary for George Washington Cole, III. That did for him in the end.”. Parts dried up and Cole turned to the stage to revive his flagging fortunes. Leave your condolences to the family on this memorial page or send flowers to show you care. Educated locally, he won a scholarship to the Surrey county council school at Morden, but his educational hopes were dashed when his father had to give up work because of illness. After that I couldn’t leave it alone.” It was perhaps just as well that Cole’s portrayal of Arthur Daley had made him one of the highest-paid actors on British television. Unlike his screen persona, Cole considered himself primarily a family man. George Cole passed away 2014-01-10 in This is the full obituary story where you can express condolences and share memories. Sunday Independent Latest Life But in the meantime he worked as a paper boy, and in one of the London evening newspapers he was delivering he saw an advertisement offering an opening in a West End production of the Ralph Benatzky and Robert Stolz musical White Horse Inn. George Cole, Actor: Cleopatra. I got it the very first time, about £1,100. But his greatest success came on his move into television, in series like The Bounder (1976) and Minder (1979). He also appeared in several musical hits such as Front Page (1981), The Pirates of Penzance (1982) and as Captain Hook in Peter Pan (1987). George Cole Vickery, age 65 of Campbell NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. George Cole dies at the age of 90. George John Cole Henrietta - Passed November 5, 2020 at the age of 79. Published 6 August 2015. Manchester United vs Liverpool, FA Cup fourth round: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction. He was Bafta-nominated for the role in 1983 and 1985, Played Trevor Mountjoy in ITV comedy The Bounder, Another memorable television role as unscruplous MP Sir Giles Lynchwood in Blott on the Landscape, Gave up cigar smoking, a big part of the Arthur Daley image, on the advice of doctors after suffering heart problems, Cameo in New Tricks with his old screen partner Dennis Waterman, followed by appearances in Midsomer Murders and Heartbeat, Published his autobiography – its title, The World Was My Lobster, a reference to one of his Arthur Daley catchphrases, How Norway plans to save the world with carbon capture technology, ‘I’ve seen a rhino shed tears’ – Kenya's animals through the eyes of its rangers, School closures in Covid lockdown: latest news on when they could reopen, Israel expands vaccination drive to include 16 to 18-year-olds in bid to save exams. Sim and his wife were responsible for all Cole’s theatrical training, including the thankless task of eradicating Cole’s Cockney accent. Cole became so identified in the public’s mind to the Arthur Daley character that even when he appeared away from the series – as in television commercials for the Leeds Building Society – Arthur’s pork pie hat and sheepskin coat were in evidence. But at the beginning of his acting career he was most often seen as the reverse: a wide-eyed and wobbly-lipped boyish acolyte of sometimes sinister manipulators in plays such as Mr Bolfry, Dr Angelus and The Anatomist; or a doleful young serviceman trying to keep his courage up in war films that included Morning Departure (1950), the story of trapped submariners. From this idea he created the series An Independent Man (1995-96), in which Cole is a slightly dodgy hairdresser who tries to reform his local authority and uncovers all kinds of abuses. After the war Cole returned to acting, appearing in a variety of mediocre films including My Brother’s Keeper (1948), The Spider and the Fly (1949) and Gone to Earth (1950). In the mid to late-1990s he played in two short-lived sitcoms, first as a lonely pensioner in My Good Friend and then as a cantankerous father in Dad. degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. George was born on March 10, 1955 in Penn Yan, New York, the son of the late Richard Vickery and Liz Vickery. But nothing bettered the wide popular appeal of the unscrupulous conman “Arfur” Daley in Minder, in which he was paired with Dennis Waterman (who also sang the show’s theme tune) as his “minder”, Terry McCann. He attended Vanderbilt University before serving in the Air Force. Born in Tooting, south-west London, the adopted son (who learned he was adopted when he was 13) of a Tooting council employee, George, and a cleaner, Florence, Cole went to secondary school in Morden, where he distinguished himself by entertaining his pals with bawdy songs he had heard on the radio and getting into the cheaper seats at Wimbledon theatre. close. He received his early education in Dunlap and then moved to Spencer where he finished his schooling and graduating from Clay Central in Everly. Born May 19, 1950 in Syracuse to George A. and Doris A. It was not until he took to radio and television that his victimised and victimising personalities found their natural media. He was not the first choice for the role, and recalled that the writer and most of the production team were unhappy about the casting. (Colvin) Cole, Sr. Mr. Cole was a retired electrician for IBEW local 43 in Syracuse. George graduated from West High School in Nashville, TN, and then went on to receive a B.S. Sim helped Cole lose his London accent and taught him comedy technique. He was born October 14, 1931 in West Helena, Ark. Cole claimed that his success was based on a sense of timing and a talent for droll facial expressions, skills he had learned from Alastair Sim whom he described as “one of the most talented actors in the business”. Preceded in death by his parents, George Martin Cole and Margaret Elizabeth Killian Cole; wife of 49 years, Peggie Drummond Cole; and brothers, William A. Cole and James V. Cole. He was a native and life long resident of Brewton, Alabama. Cole did not tell his parents before setting off, but sent them a telegram from Blackpool. The film was extremely successful and was followed by five more, including Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1958) and Cole’s only films in the series without Sim, The Pure Hell of St Trinian’s (1961) and The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966). About sharing. Cole was born in Tooting, London. He published his own autobiography, The World Was My Lobster, in 2014. Cole was offered the part of Arthur Daley in Minder while making Dennis Potter’s banned play, Brimstone and Treacle. Cole used to say that he might well have turned into “Arfur” but for Sim, pointing out that while in the RAF from 1943 to 1947 he had helped to run a mess bar and become familiar with all sorts of dodges. He attended secondary school in nearby Morden. George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. Cole recalled it as “wholesome to the point of nausea”, and insisted that the best part of the show had been Percy Edwards’s performance as Psyche the dog. Loyal and caring brother to John, Catharine and the late David. 06 August 2015; by Dennis Barker; The Guardian - TV News ; Actor who entertained millions as the dodgy used-car dealer Arthur Daley in Minder The actor George Cole, who has died aged 90, was most effective in two sorts of role: the … Obituary: George Cole. George graduated from West High School in Nashville, TN, and then went on to receive a B.S. Success in the cinema was patchy. He got a job as an understudy at 28s 6d a week and went on tour. “He couldn’t hold down a job, and when we couldn’t pay the rent the council gave him a job pulling a road roller. George F. Cole Candor - George F. Cole, 85, of Candor, New York passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. George was predeceased by his parents, George and Grace Cole; sister and brother-in … Alastair Sim, the tall, plummy-voiced comic actor who had a genius for playing eccentrics, was also in the cast. So closely did Cole become identified with the part that the first “autobiography” that appeared with Cole’s photograph on the cover was Straight Up (1991), in fact the fictional life story of Daley, an oblique comment on modern fame, about which Cole did not complain. He nearly always lets [his boneheaded bodyguard] Terry down and yet he’s one of the most popular characters on television.” Cole appeared in each series of Minder, seamlessly adapting to a new sidekick when Dennis Waterman left the programme. George Francis Cole, age 77 of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 29, … George Cole and Dennis Waterman, the stars of Minder. George Cole, the actor, who has died aged 90, was best-known as the devious and conniving Arthur Daley in the popular ITV series Minder and as Alastair Sim’s crooked accomplice Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s films of the 1950s. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. George Floyd Cole Obituary. Mr. Coale was a member of the Brewton First Baptist Church where he was The older actor and his wife took Cole under their wing and unofficially adopted him. I am still enjoying every second of it.” In 2007 he played Sir Edward Chambers in New Tricks, opposite his old Minder partner Waterman, who he said was “a dream” to work with. He worked as a newspaper delivery boy before gaining an apprenticeship with the local butcher. During this lucrative period, he took a job with the Glasgow Citizens theatre at £10 a week to learn more about his craft. Cole was appointed OBE in 1992. “After all, Arthur is a crook. “Verity Lambert [the producer] was the only one who thought I’d do,” he remembered, “and she was right.”. Associated British Pathé gave him a contract for seven but dropped him after three. George M. Cole, 77, of High Bridge, NJ passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at home. The success of Daley did not limit Cole’s future work when the Minder series – which at its peak attracted an audience of more than 16 million – ended after 15 years. The White Horse Inn tour was interrupted by the outbreak of the second world war. George attended Parmer School and Montgomery Bell Academy where he enjoyed playing football. Hailed in The Daily Telegraph as “a very youthful actor with spirit and a grand sense of the occasion”, Cole reprised the same role in the film version two years later, appearing for the first time opposite Alastair Sim. Sim and his wife, Naomi, took Cole under their wing. “It’s a bit worrying really,” he said. Cole's career in pictures. By the mid-1960s, along with the rest of the British film industry, Cole’s film career had stalled. Early life. Banks had been forcibly retired by the Post Office and responded by encouraging his friends to go on various anarchic escapades, such as getting drunk at midday, playing football in the park and trying to find a husband for his landlady. George graduated from West High School in Nashville, TN, and then went on to receive a B.S. “My father was gassed in the First World War and was an epileptic,” Cole recalled. The series sold all over the world, making it (as Arthur himself would have noted) “a nice little earner” for ITV. degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The obituary was featured in … Between films, Cole starred as the bumbling bachelor David Bliss in the long-running radio series A Life of Bliss (1952-67). George Cole passed away on January 11, 2021 in Toledo, Ohio. In 1997 he appeared as a 75-year-old Chelsea pensioner in Stephen Churchett’s play Heritage – the oldest character he had played. Cole was offered a part and joined the touring company performing The White Horse Inn in 1939. George is Michael George Cole Michael George Cole 1946-2018 Michael passed away peacefully at the family cottage overlooking the Ottawa River on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. George A. Cole Jr., 65, of Pulaski, passed away at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse Saturday, December 19 after a brief battle with cancer. He stayed at their Oxfordshire home during the blitz; years later, he built his first marital home nearby. Due to start at the butcher’s on Monday morning, he answered an advertisement in The Star on Friday night that read “Boy wanted for West End show”. George Lamar Cole, 87, passed away March 10, 2019. Copy link. One of the most endearing and enduring popular players of rueful light comedy, and once described as looking like “an amiable pall bearer”, Cole played numerous untrustworthy characters in a career spanning 70 years. He left school at 14 and was due to start work in a butcher’s shop. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/.../11710589/George-Cole-actor-obituary.html He was given up for adoption at ten days of age and adopted by George and Florence Cole, a Tooting council employee and charwoman (cleaner) respectively. We are sad to announce that on August 10, 2020 we had to say goodbye to George Floyd Cole of Candor, New York, born in Endicott, New York. Here is George Floyd Cole’s obituary. Now I’m booked up for the next two years.” His later television work included appearances in staples such as Agatha Christie’s Marple, Midsomer Murders and Heartbeat. Predeceased by his parents, David & Florence; sister, Elizabeth DeMersman. George T. Cole, 91, of Steelton, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital Harrisburg. 6 August 2015. In the first, The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954), Cole (as the spiv Flash Harry) received third billing after Sim and Joyce Grenfell. With Sim’s help he appeared in his second film, Those Kids from Town (1942) before joining the RAF the following year. George Cole Nashville - George Cole died in Nashville on February 8, 2018. George Cole and Alastair Sim star in Belles of St Trinian's (TELEVISION STILLS). Dawn Beret and George Cole in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's, 1960 (REX). He was surrounded by family in his final hours, and left behind a legacy of unconditional love and joy among all who crossed his path, in life. He lived with them into his 20s, Served in the RAF before returning to acting when the war ended, appearing in dozens of films over the next decade, Starred in the BBC radio serial A Life of Bliss, which ran for 118 episodes, George Cole and Alastair Sim star in Belles of St Trinian's (Television Stills), Played the spivvy Flash Harry in The Belles of St Trinian’s, a role he would reprise several times, Cast as Arthur Daley in Minder, forming a much-loved partnership with Dennis Waterman and popularising the catchphrase “‘Er indoors”. Cole appeared with Julia Roberts in the film Mary Reilly (1996), his first Hollywood assignment since he had played a talking dog in The Blue Bird (1975), which starred Elizabeth Taylor. George Cole was a veteran of more than 60 films in a career that spanned eight decades. When he later married, he built a house on a five-acre plot of land next to the Sims’ home at Nettlebed in Oxfordshire and lived there with his own family. He distinguished himself from later generations of artists by taking up acting at the age of 14 to avoid starting work as a butcher’s boy. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "business man" in the hit ITV drama series, Minder (1979). Following graduation, he worked for Mediacom and Quail Construction in Spencer then Tommy Gate in Woodbine. Cole always protested that he had no ambition and would cheerfully have carried on playing for ever the first part he ever acted. When the tour ended after six months, Cole returned home and made his London debut as a Cockney evacuee in Cottage to Let (Wyndham’s, 1940). Cole ended his service career running an officers’ mess bar in occupied Germany. After a spell in the RAF – during which he made one film for its film unit, Journey Together (1945) – he appeared with Sim in Scrooge (also known as A Christmas Carol, 1951) and in Laughter in Paradise (also 1951), in which a mischief-maker makes bequests to his stuffy family in his will, on condition that they carry out grotesque acts; Cole was a strait-laced bank clerk encouraged to commit robbery. But by 1984, the show had become a hit, with Cole becoming inseparably linked with the shifty second-hand car dealer Arthur Daley. In 1991 Cole followed the final series of Minder with an appearance as Henry Root in the film dramatisation of The Henry Root Letters. • George Edward Cole, actor, born 22 April 1925; died 5 August 2015, Actor who entertained millions as the dodgy used-car dealer Arthur Daley in Minder, George Cole as Arthur Daley with Dennis Waterman as Terry McCann, in a 1988 scene from the ITV drama Minder. Obituary of George Cole (June 11, 1937 – July 8, 2015) Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, George Cole of Carbonear, age 78 years. Playing the part with droll understatement, he helped to revive Cockney rhyming slang and deployed many a fine malapropism – “The world is your lobster, my son” being one of the most memorable. Asked if he minded being typecast as a string of unscrupulous characters he replied: “I think it’s just marvellous to be in work. His BBC radio series A Life of Bliss, in which he played David Bliss, a diffident young bachelor ruled by his mother and his dog, Psyche (“voiced” by Percy Edwards), ran for many years from 1953 and also moved to television (1960-61). Photograph: A Cook/Hulton Archive. Published. Published 6 August 2015. But in June 1940, still far too young to be called up, he got a part in the play Cottage to Let, as a truculent cockney wartime evacuee, and then appeared in the 1941 film version. He married Catherine Vickery (Demay) on September 14, 1981.In his free time, George enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. The actor George Cole, who has died aged 90, was most effective in two sorts of role: the exploiter and the exploited. Through the 1950s and 1960s he appeared in dozens of stage and film roles exploiting his little-boy-lost persona, departing from this by appearing in four of the popular St Trinian’s films as the spiv “Flash Harry” aiding and abetting the unruly schoolgirls (with the character’s appearance usually announced by his own theme music). to Lamar and Anna Cole. George Washington Cole, III, age 73 of Franklin, TN passed away at home peacefully with his loving family by his side on December 8, 2020. George Harlos Cole Sr., age 96 of Edina, MN, passed away January 12, 2019 at home, surrounded with love by his beloved family. Obituary: George Cole. An inveterate punter, he confessed that “the ITV Seven was my downfall. 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