Knowledge Identifier: +Gary_Cooper
Failing as a salesman of electric signs and theatrical curtains, as a promoter for a local photographer and as an applicant for newspaper work in Los Angeles , Cooper found work as an actor in 1925.
Cooper broke through in a supporting role in Wings, the only silent film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, following that with Nevada co-starring Thelma Todd and William Powell, based on the Zane Gray novel, which was remade in 1944 as an early Robert Mitchum vehicle, the only time Cooper and Mitchum played the same role.
Walter Huston - His first major role was in 1929's "The Virginian" with Gary Cooper
Marion Davies - Her career survived, however, and she made several comedies and musicals during the 1930s, including "Marianne" , "Not So Dumb" , "The Florodora Girl" , "The Bachelor Father" , "Five and Ten" with Leslie Howard, "Polly of the Circus" with Clark Gable, "Blondie of the Follies" , "Peg o' My Heart" , "Going Hollywood" with Bing Crosby, and "Operator 13" with Gary Cooper
William Farnum - In 1930, Farnum and Santschi coached Gary Cooper and William Boyd in the fight scene for the 1930 version of "The Spoilers"
Tom Santschi - In 1930, Farnum and Santschi coached Gary Cooper and William "Stage" Boyd in the fight scene for the 1930 version of "The Spoilers"
Betty Compson - In 1930, she made a version of "The Spoilers" in which she played the role later portrayed by similar-looking Marlene Dietrich in the 1942 remake, while Gary Cooper played the part subsequently acted in the later film by John Wayne, perhaps the only time that Cooper and Wayne played precisely the same role
William A. Wellman - Wellman's other notable films include "The Public Enemy" , the first version of "A Star Is Born" , "Nothing Sacred" , the 1939 version of "Beau Geste" starring Gary Cooper, "Thunder Birds" , "The Ox-Bow Incident" , "Lady of Burlesque" , "The Story of G.I. Joe" , "Battleground" and two films starring and co-produced by John Wayne, "Island in the Sky" and "The High and the Mighty"
Richard Farnsworth - In 1937, when he was sixteen, he started by riding horses in films such as "The Adventures of Marco Polo" with Gary Cooper
James Cagney - In 1939, Cagney was second to only Gary Cooper in the national acting wage stakes, earning $368,333.
Ernest Truex - In the 1939 "The Adventures of Marco Polo", he played Marco Polo's comical assistant, opposite Gary Cooper
He campaigned for Wendell Willkie in 1940, and heavily campaigned for Thomas Dewey in 1944.
Howard Hawks - In 1941 Hawks made Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as a pacifist farmer who becomes a decorated World War I soldier.
Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine holding their Oscars at an Academy Awards after party in 1942.
Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard
Richard Hale - His most notable role was in the 1956 film "Friendly Persuasion", starring Gary Cooper
Cooper was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966
In May 1974 his body was removed from the Grotto Section of Holy Cross Cemetery, when his widow Veronica remarried and moved to New York
Cooper was featured on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in 2009
Design for Living (film) - It was later released on both DVD and Blu-ray by The Criterion Collection on December 6, 2011, with several extras, unlike "The Gary Cooper Collection"
In 2015, he was inducted into the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame