Carole Cook was a veteran stage and screen actress who passed away at the age of 98 due to heart failure

She was a protégé of Lucille Ball and was best known for her roles on “The Lucy Show” and “Here’s Lucy”

Cook had an extensive acting portfolio that included a prominent film role as Molly Ringwald’s Grandma Helen in the romantic comedy, “Sixteen Candles.”

Cook also appeared in other films such as “The Incredible Mr. Limpet,” “Palm Springs Weekend” and “American Gigolo.”

Cook's television presence was equally impressive and she guest-starred on shows like “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” “U.S. Marshal,” “Daniel Boone,” “My World and Welcome to It,” and “That Girl.”

Cook co-starred with her husband Tom in stage productions such as “The Lion in Winter” and “The Gin Game.”

Cook was credited for creating the role of Maggie Jones in the Tony-Award winning musical “42nd Street”

Cook has performed in various stage productions such as “70 Girls 70,” “Call Me Madam,’ “Pal Joey,” and “Follies”

Cook is survived by her husband Tom, stepson Christopher Troupe, sister Regina Cocanougher, and several nieces and nephews

Cook was a beloved star with a long and accomplished career in both film and theater.