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Birth information

7 May 1901 Helena, Montana, USA

Death information

13 May 1961 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Frank James Cooper

Nickname

Coop
Cowboy Cooper
The Montana Mule
Studs

How tall is Gary Cooper?

1.91 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sandra Shaw

Life Story of Gary Cooper

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent producer). Eileen Sedgwick was his first leading lady. He then appeared in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) for United Artists before moving to Paramount. While there he appeared in a small part in Wings (1927), It (1927), and other films.

Significant features of Gary Cooper

Roles in westerns
Slow, very deliberate delivery

How much money has Gary Cooper earned?

The Drug Store Cowboy (1925) $20
The Lucky Horseshoe (1925) $20 /day
Lightnin' Wins (1926) $50
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) $50 /week
It (1927) $10
Arizona Bound (1927) ...

Publications and Magazines about Gary Cooper

Larry Swindell The Last Hero: A Biography of Gary Cooper. 1980
Jane Ellen Wayne Cooper's Women. 1988
George Carpozi The Gary Cooper Story. 1970
Hector Arce Gary Cooper: An Intimate Biography. 1979
Jeffrey Meyers Cooper. 1998
Stuart Kaminsky Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper. 1980
David Hanna Four Giants of the West:: Stewart, Fonda, Wayne, Cooper. 1976
Juan Jose Videgain. Así se vive en Hollywood.. 2006
Druxman, Michael B. Gary Cooper at HIGH NOON. 2019

Biographical movies about Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 1989
Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal 2003
The Life and Times of Gary Cooper 1995
Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos 1980
Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers 2005
Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero 1998

What movies did Gary Cooper play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Along Came Jones (1945) , Casanova Brown (1944) ,
Actors Filmography
The Naked Edge (1961) George Radcliffe, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) Gideon Patch, They Came to Cordura (1959) Major Thomas Thorn, Alias Jesse James (1959) Cowboy, The Hanging Tree (1959) Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail, Man of the West (1958) Link Jones, Ten North Frederick (1958) Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin, Love in the Afternoon (1957) Frank Flannagan, Friendly Persuasion (1956) Jess Birdwell, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) Col. Billy Mitchell, Vera Cruz...

Birth information

7 May 1901 Helena, Montana, USA

Death information

13 May 1961 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Frank James Cooper

Nickname

Coop
Cowboy Cooper
The Montana Mule
Studs

How tall is Gary Cooper?

1.91 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sandra Shaw

Life Story of Gary Cooper

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent producer). Eileen Sedgwick was his first leading lady. He then appeared in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) for United Artists before moving to Paramount. While there he appeared in a small part in Wings (1927), It (1927), and other films.

Significant features of Gary Cooper

Roles in westerns
Slow, very deliberate delivery

How much money has Gary Cooper earned?

The Drug Store Cowboy (1925) $20
The Lucky Horseshoe (1925) $20 /day
Lightnin' Wins (1926) $50
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) $50 /week
It (1927) $10
Arizona Bound (1927) ...

Publications and Magazines about Gary Cooper

Larry Swindell The Last Hero: A Biography of Gary Cooper. 1980
Jane Ellen Wayne Cooper's Women. 1988
George Carpozi The Gary Cooper Story. 1970
Hector Arce Gary Cooper: An Intimate Biography. 1979
Jeffrey Meyers Cooper. 1998
Stuart Kaminsky Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper. 1980
David Hanna Four Giants of the West:: Stewart, Fonda, Wayne, Cooper. 1976
Juan Jose Videgain. Así se vive en Hollywood.. 2006
Druxman, Michael B. Gary Cooper at HIGH NOON. 2019

Biographical movies about Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 1989
Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal 2003
The Life and Times of Gary Cooper 1995
Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos 1980
Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers 2005
Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero 1998

What movies did Gary Cooper play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Along Came Jones (1945) , Casanova Brown (1944) ,
Actors Filmography
The Naked Edge (1961) George Radcliffe, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) Gideon Patch, They Came to Cordura (1959) Major Thomas Thorn, Alias Jesse James (1959) Cowboy, The Hanging Tree (1959) Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail, Man of the West (1958) Link Jones, Ten North Frederick (1958) Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin, Love in the Afternoon (1957) Frank Flannagan, Friendly Persuasion (1956) Jess Birdwell, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) Col. Billy Mitchell, Vera Cruz...

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Gary Cooper and Adolphe Menjou in In einem anderen Land (1932)

In the early 1930s his doctor told him he had been working too hard. Cooper went to Europe and stayed a lot longer than planned. When he returned, he was told there was now a "new" Gary Cooper--an unknown actor needed a better name for films, so the studio had reversed Gary Cooper's initials and created a name that sounded similar: Cary Grant.

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Gary Cooper in Treffpunkt: Paris! (1934)

Along with Mylène Demongeot, Cooper set in motion the first escalator to be installed in a cinema, at the Rex Theatre in Paris on June 7 1957.

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Gary Cooper in Zwölf Uhr mittags (1952)

Worked as a Yellowstone Park guide for several seasons before becoming an actor.

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Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich in Marokko (1930)

Father-in-law of pianist and composer Byron Janis.

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Gary Cooper and Peter Mark Richman in Lockende Versuchung (1956)

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1966.

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Gary Cooper and Evelyn Brent in Der weiße Harem (1928)

Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued 23 March 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp featured Cooper as the title character of Beau Geste (1939). The other films honored were Stagecoach (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939).

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Gary Cooper in The Wolf Song (1929)

Upon seeing him, a professor in the theater department at Grinnell College recorded "shows no promise."

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Gary Cooper and Lupe Velez in The Wolf Song (1929)

Father of Maria Cooper Janis.

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Gary Cooper and Lupe Velez in The Wolf Song (1929)

Despite his wholesome screen image, he was an infamous (and privately boastful) womanizer in reality, allegedly having had affairs with numerous and sometimes very famous leading ladies throughout his career. This was in spite of the fact that he had a faithful wife, Sandra, and that many of his lovers were also married.

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Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

He was voted the 18th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

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Gary Cooper and Frances Fuller in One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Is mentioned in the song "La Dernière Séance" by Eddy Mitchell. He is also mentioned in the song "Putting on the Ritz.".

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Gary Cooper, Marion Davies, and Walter Long in Operator 13 (1934)

He was voted the 42nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.

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Gary Cooper and Lili Damita in Fighting Caravans (1931)

He was fond of dogs. At various times he owned boxers, Dobermans and Great Danes. He and his wife also raised Sealyhams.

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Gary Cooper and Lili Damita in Fighting Caravans (1931)

He liked sports and kept in shape with hiking and riding, tennis and golf, archery and skiing, trout fishing and spear fishing, swimming and scuba diving and driving fast cars. He liked boxing.

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Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in The Texan (1930)

Appeared in 107 movies, 82 of which he starred in. Only 16 of those were filmed in color. And he starred in 14 silent movies.

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Gary Cooper, Nancy Carroll, and Paul Lukas in Liebeslüge (1928)

Starred in a total of 20 westerns, three of which were silent.

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Gary Cooper and Betty Compson in The Spoilers (1930)

He blew the harmonica and strummed the guitar; played backgammon and bridge; grew corn and avocados on the Encino ranch he bought in the early 1930s and loved to work with his tractor in the garden.

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Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, and Sara Montiel in Vera Cruz (1954)

Named the #11 Greatest Actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends list by the American Film Institute

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Gary Cooper and Sara Montiel in Vera Cruz (1954)

He starred in two movies that were based on novels by Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms (1932) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943).

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Gary Cooper and Sara Montiel

He signed a six-year contract with Samuel Goldwyn Productions, to make six pictures at $150,000 per picture. At the time Paramount had legal rights to Cooper and threatened to sue. The two companies came to an understanding that Paramount would loan Cooper to Goldwyn to make one picture a year from 1938-42.

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Gary Cooper and Evelyn Brent in Der weiße Harem (1928)

He was a conservative Republican. He voted for Calvin Coolidge in 1924, and for Herbert Hoover in 1928 and 1932. He actively campaigned for Wendell Willkie in 1940, strongly believing that Franklin D. Roosevelt should serve no more than two terms of office, and endorsed Thomas E. Dewey in 1944.

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Gary Cooper in Half a Bride (1928)

By 1942 he left Samuel Goldwyn and Paramount, then formed his own production company. On October 22, 1947, he signed with Warner Brothers to make films at $295,000 per picture.

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Gary Cooper in Half a Bride (1928)

Sam Wood directed him in four movies, The Pride of the Yankees (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Casanova Brown (1944) and Saratoga Trunk (1945).

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Gary Cooper and Betty Jewel in Arizona Bound (1927)

Frank Capra directed him in two movies, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Meet John Doe (1941).

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Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead in Die Frau im U-Boot (1932)

Appeared in four movies with Fay Wray, The First Kiss (1928), The Legion of the Condemned (1928), The Texan (1930), One Sunday Afternoon (1933).

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Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead in Die Frau im U-Boot (1932)

Appeared in two movies with Marlene Dietrich, Morocco (1930) and Desire (1936).

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Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead in Die Frau im U-Boot (1932)

Howard Hawks directed him in three movies, Today We Live (1933), Ball of Fire (1941) and Sergeant York (1941).

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Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead in Die Frau im U-Boot (1932)

Appeared in three movies with Barbara Stanwyck, Ball of Fire (1941), Meet John Doe (1941) and Blowing Wild (1953).

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Gary Cooper and Nancy Carroll in Liebeslüge (1928)

In 1951, after 25 years in show business, his professional reputation declined and he was dropped from the Motion Picture Herald's list of the top 10 Box Office performers. The following year he made a big comeback at the age of 51 with High Noon (1952).

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Gary Cooper and Marion Davies in Operator 13 (1934)

Took an acting class from Michael Chekhov

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Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, and Fredric March in Serenade zu dritt (1933)

He wasn't present to receive his Academy Award in February 1953, for his portrayal of Marshal Will Kane in High Noon (1952). He asked John Wayne to accept it on his behalf.

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Gary Cooper and Colleen Moore in Zeit des Flieders (1928)

He formed his own production company, Baroda Productions, in 1958. In 1959 the company made three of his more unusual films: The Hanging Tree (1959), They Came to Cordura (1959) and The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959).

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Gary Cooper and Nancy Carroll in Liebeslüge (1928)

Was close friends with Ernest Hemingway for 20 years. Hemingway shot himself a month after Cooper's death.

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Gary Cooper and Nancy Carroll in Liebeslüge (1928)

He declined roles in The Big Trail (1930), Stagecoach (1939) and Red River (1948). All of these were subsequently played by John Wayne.

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Gary Cooper and Nancy Carroll in Liebeslüge (1928)

Both of his parents were immigrants to America from England.

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