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Gary Cooper

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Gary Cooper

American film actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1901.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (5%), (5%)

Main connections: Howard Hawks, Oscar, Clark Gable

Linked to: Dunstable Grammar School, Grinnell College, House Un-American Activities Committee, Republican Party

 

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Gary Cooper was born in 1901 add something


1906

Andrea Leeds - She continued to play the romantic female lead in an adventure film set in the 1906 Philippines, "The Real Glory", opposite Gary Cooper and David Niven, and opposite Don Ameche in the first Technicolor biography of Stephen Foster, "Swanee River"


1910

His mother hoped for their two sons to receive a better education than that available in Montana and arranged for the boys to attend Dunstable Grammar School in Bedfordshire, England between 1910 and 1913. add something


1919

Joseph B. Adkinson - He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1919, and was one of six soldiers from Tennessee to receive that medal for their service during the First World War. Another of the six was Alvin York, subject of the film "Sergeant York" starring actor Gary Cooper


1920

Henry Hathaway - During the remainder of the 1920s, Hathaway learned his craft as an assistant, helping direct future stars such as Gary Cooper, Marlene_Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Wray, Walter Huston, Clara Bow, and Noah Beery

 

Handkerchief - The trend of pocket squares as a fashion accessory really started during the 1920s, and was considered a trendy accessory up until the 1960s, where actors such as Cary Grant, Fred Astaire or Gary Cooper used to wear them regularly


1924

Cooper studied at Iowa's Grinnell College until the spring of 1924, but did not graduate. add something

 

In 1924, Cooper's father left the Montana Supreme Court bench and moved with his wife to Los Angeles . add something


1925

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. add something

 

He changed his name to Gary, Indiana in 1925, following the advice of casting director Nan Collins, who felt it evoked the "rough, tough" nature of her native Gary, Indiana. add something


1927

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. add something

 

Richard Arlen - Arlen is best known for his role as a pilot in the Academy *award-winning "Wings" with Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Gary Cooper, El_Brendel, and his first wife, Jobyna Ralston, whom he married in 1927


1928

Harold Lockwood - Amongst his earliest credits is the 1928 World War I film "Lilac Time" starring Colleen Moore and Gary Cooper


1929

Walter Huston - His first major role was in 1929's "The Virginian" with Gary Cooper


1930

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


1931

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"


1933

Howard Hawks - In 1933 Hawks signed a three-picture deal at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and his first film was there Today We Live in 1933, starring Joan Crawford and Gary Cooper.

 

Design for Living (film) - "'Design for Living"' is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Fredric March 1933 , Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins


1935

George Zucco - Zucco returned to the United States in 1935 to play Benjamin Disraeli alongside Helen Hayes in "Victoria Regina", and appeared with Gary Cooper and George Raft in "Souls at Sea"


1937

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

 

Madeleine Carroll - She starred opposite Gary Cooper in the adventure "The General Died at Dawn" and with Ronald Colman in the 1937 box-office success "The Prisoner of Zenda"


1939

Cooper was producer David O. Selznick's first choice for the role of Rhett Butler in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. add something

 

Patricia Morison - Also in 1939, Paramount considered her for the role of Isobel in their adventure film "Beau Geste", starring Gary Cooper and Ray Milland, but she was replaced by Susan Hayward

 

James Cagney - In 1939, Cagney was second to only Gary Cooper in the national acting wage stakes, earning $368,333.

 

George Tobias - In 1939, Tobias signed with Warner Brothers, where he played in supporting roles, many times along with James Cagney, in such movies as Cagney's "Yankee Doodle Dandy" as well as with Gary Cooper in "Sergeant York"

 

Ernest Truex - In the 1939 "The Adventures of Marco Polo", he played Marco Polo's comical assistant, opposite Gary Cooper


1940

He campaigned for Wendell Willkie in 1940, and heavily campaigned for Thomas Dewey in 1944. add something

 

Emilio Cigoli - He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark_Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee Van Cleef, and Orson Welles

 

Doris Davenport - In 1940, he gave a lead role to Davenport in the film "The Westerner", starring opposite Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan


1941

Howard Hawks - In 1941 Hawks made Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as a pacifist farmer who becomes a decorated World War I soldier.

 

Alvin C. York - In 1941, the movie "Sergeant York" directed by Howard Hawks with Gary Cooper in the title role told about his life and Medal of Honor action

 

Ball of Fire - "'Ball of Fire"' is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck


1942

Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine holding their Oscars at an Academy Awards after party in 1942. add something

 

In 1942, Cooper won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the title character in Sergeant York. add something

 

The Spoilers appeared the following year with Betty Compson, which was remade in 1942 with Compson lookalike Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in Cooper's role. add something

 

Morris Ankrum - Ankrum appeared in such westerns as "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1942, "Vera Cruz" opposite Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, "Apache" and "Cattle Queen of Montana" with Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan

 

Lou Gehrig - In 1942, the life of Lou Gehrig was portrayed in the movie "The Pride of the Yankees", starring Gary Cooper as Gehrig and Teresa Wright as his wife Eleanor

 

The Pride of the Yankees - "'The Pride of the Yankees"' is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa_Wright, and Walter Brennan


1943

The Pride of the Yankees - "The Pride of the Yankees" was adapted as an hour-long radio play on the October 4, 1943 broadcast of Lux Radio Theater with Gary Cooper and Virginia Bruce and a September 30, 1949 broadcast of Screen Director's Playhouse starring Gary Cooper and Lurene Tuttle


1944

In 1944, Cooper joined the anti-communist Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. add something

 

Clark Gable - In 1944, he became an early member of the conservative Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, alongside Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and other conservative actors and filmmakers.


1945

Along Came Jones (film) - "'Along Came Jones"' is a 1945 Western comedy film starring Gary Cooper, Loretta_Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea, in which Cooper mercilessly spoofs his own slow-talking cowboy persona

 

For Whom the Bell Tolls (film) - There was a Lux Radio Theater version broadcast on February 11, 1945, which retained the principal cast from the film: Gary Cooper, Ingrid_Bergman, and Akim Tamiroff


1946

Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) - "'Cloak and Dagger"' is a 1946 film directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper


1948

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


1949

The Fountainhead - In 1949, Warner Brothers released a film based on the book, starring Gary Cooper as Howard Roark, Patricia Neal as Dominique Francon, Raymond Massey as Gail Wynand, and Kent Smith as Peter Keating


1950

He pressured Neal to have an abortion in 1950, because fathering a child out of wedlock could have destroyed his career. add something

 

In the 1950s Cooper was slowly drawn to Catholicism and was baptized a Catholic in 1958. add something

 

Le Grand Rex - In the 1950s, one of the first escalators in France was installed and inaugurated by Gary Cooper


1952

John W. Cunningham - It was adapted into the film "High Noon" in 1952, which starred Gary Cooper alongside Grace Kelly

 

High Noon - "'High Noon"' is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly


1953

In 1953, Cooper won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Marshal Will Kane in High Noon, arguably considered his finest role. add something

 

Ill with an ulcer, he wasn't present to receive his Academy Award in February 1953. add something


1956

Richard Hale - His most notable role was in the 1956 film "Friendly Persuasion", starring Gary Cooper


1957

Hotel Ritz Paris - In Billy Wilder's 1957 comedy "Love in the Afternoon", Hepburn initiates her romance with Gary Cooper in his suite in the hotel and much of the film is set there

 

Slim Aarons - In California, he shot his most praised photo, "Kings of Hollywood", a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear


1958

Glendon Swarthout - The book was quickly sold to Random House and to Columbia Pictures in 1958, becoming one of their major motion pictures starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth a year later


1959

Dick York - It was while filming the 1959 movie "They Came to Cordura" with Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth that York would receive a permanently disabling back injury


1960

In April 1960, Cooper underwent surgery for prostate cancer after it had spread to his colon. add something


1961

Gary Cooper died in 1961 add something

 

Cooper was too ill to attend the Academy Awards ceremony in April 1961, so his close friend James Stewart accepted the honorary Oscar on his behalf. add something

 

One month later on May 13, 1961, six days after his 60th birthday, Cooper died add something


1964

Guy Marks - Then in May of 1964, he appeared on The Hollywood Palace, to perform another of his famous nightclub bits, entitled 'How The West Was REALLY Won-' The skit featured Marks' flawless imitations of Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Robert_Mitchum and a Native American Indian


1966

Cooper was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966 add something


1974

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 add something


2000

Veronica "Rocky" Cooper-Converse died in 2000 and was buried near Cooper at Sacred Heart Cemetery add something


2009

Cooper was featured on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in 2009 add something


2011

Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011 add something

 

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"


2015

In 2015, he was inducted into the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame add something