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Carol Cole

Tuesday, 17th October 1944 - Monday, 18th May 2009
West Medford, MA

Actress and adopted daughter of the late legendary jazz crooner and pianist Nat ("King") Cole (d. 1965). During her brief acting career (1966-76), Carol Cole played Ellie, daughter of title character Grady Wilson, in the short-lived '70s TV series Grady (a spinoff of the highly successful Sanford & Son), and had a minor role in the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Although considered the elder sister of jazz singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, Carol was actually Natalie's cousin; their mothers were sisters, and Carol was adopted by the Coles when she was orphaned as a child. Carol Cole had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and died on the same day that Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery, in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2009.
~Life in Legacy

Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Secretary (Hostage)