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Sorrell Booke (Buffalo, New York January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994 in Sherman Oaks, California) was an American actor best known for his role as the heavyset, corrupt politician Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard.
Fluent in five languages, Booke attended Columbia and Yale Universities and served in the Korean War as a counterintelligence officer. Booke had parts in noteworthy 1960s films such as Black Like Me and A Fine Madness before transitioning to focus primarily on television parts in the 1970s and voice acting in the 1980s and 1990s. Booke had a recurring role in Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom All in the Family as Mr. Sanders, personnel manager at Archie's workplace, Pendergast Tool and Die.
Booke succumbed to cancer in 1994.
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