Also writes as: Alan Hale ; John Duffy
Born: Established: 5 May 1929 Lakemba, Canterbury area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1987
For further details see Jacqueline Kent's entry, "Cook, Kenneth Bernard (1929-1987)" in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Cook has also written other collections of humorous essays and a pictorial work on animals.
Cook stood for Federal parliament twice, unsuccessfully. His first attempt was in 1966 when he contested the the seat of Parramatta on behalf of the Liberal Reform Group on an anti-conscription ticket. His second attempt was in 1969 when he ran for the seat of Bennelong as an Australia Party candidate.
Cook is the father of Kerry Cook.