Gary Cooper Biography


Gary Cooper

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Birth Name: Gary Cooper
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age: 36 Years
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Known for his slow, very deliberate delivery of acting role, Gary Cooper was an actor from United States. He was known for his natural and authentic role and was mainly popular for his role in biographical film Sergeant York. Gary Cooper was born as Frank James Cooper in the early 1900s in Helena, Montana, United States of America to Alice and Charles Henry Cooper. His father was a Montana Supreme Court justice He was an American.

In 1927, Gary began his romantic love affairs with Clara Bow. Clara Bow was an actress from United States. She helped him to get his first acting role in the movie Children of Divorce. This relationship lasted for several months.

Few months later, Gary was spotted with Evelyn Brent. They met each other for the first time in 1928 while they were filming in the movie Beau Sabreur. The following year, he also had romantic affairs with Lupe Vélez and this lasted for two years.

On 15th of December 1933, Gary got married to Veronica Cooper. Veronica Cooper was an actress from United States. She was also known by the name Sandra Shaw. This married life lasted till his death in on 13th of May 1961. He was of white ethnicity and his height was six feet and three inches tall.

Gary became active as an actor since 1925. He made his acting debut that year as a Rider in an American film The Trail Rider. He also starred in the movies likes Dick Turpin, The Thundering Herd, Riders of the Purple Sage and so on. The following year, he starred the role of Abe Lee in the movie The Winning of Barbara Worth. He got his rise is fame in 1941 in after he portrayed the role of Alvin C. York in the movie Sergeant York. For this role, he earned the salary of $150,000. His net worth was high.

In the early 1960s, Gary was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he underwent surgery on 14th of April 1960. He died of prostate cancer on 13th of May 1961 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Born in Helena, Montana

1901 1st of May

Gary Cooper was born as Frank James Cooper in the early 1900s in Helena, Montana, United States of America to Alice and Charles Henry Cooper. His father was a Montana Supreme Court justice He was an American.

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Studied at Dunstable Grammar School

1910

As both of his parents were from England, his mother also wanted him to learn English education. For this his mother took him to Bedfordshire and there he got enrolled at Dunstable Grammar School. He studied there till 1912.

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Joined Grinnell College

1922

At the end of his high school days, he joined Gallatin County High School. During that time, he was also active in school’s debating team. In 1920, he joined Montana Agricultural College where he studied arts. Two years later, he got enrolled at Grinnell College with a major in art education.

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Began his acting career

1925

Gary became active as an actor since 1925. He made his acting debut that year as a Rider in an American film The Trail Rider. Most of his initial acting roles were as an extra. He also starred in the movies likes Dick Turpin, The Thundering Herd, Riders of the Purple Sage and so on.

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Appeared in the movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth

1926

In 1925, he appeared in about one dozen of movies but all of those roles were as an extra. He earned his first major role in 1926 and that was in the movie The Winning of Barbara Worth. He played the role of Abe Lee in this movie.

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Dated Clara Bow

1927

In 1927, Gary began his romantic love affairs with Clara Bow. Clara Bow was an actress from United States. She helped him to get his first acting role in the movie Children of Divorce. This relationship lasted for several months.

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Dated Evelyn Brent

1928

Few months later after he broke up with Clara Bow, Gary was spotted with Evelyn Brent. They met each other for the first time in 1928 while they were filming in the movie Beau Sabreur. The following year, he also had romantic affairs with Lupe Vélez and this lasted for two years.

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Married to Veronica Cooper

1933 15th of December

On 15th of December 1933, Gary got married to Veronica Cooper. Veronica Cooper was an actress from United States. She was also known by the name Sandra Shaw. This married life lasted till his death in on 13th of May 1961.

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First child, Maria Veronica Cooper

1937 15th of September

American actress, Maria Cooper is the first and only child of American legend actor Gary Cooper. Maria Veronica Cooper was born on 15th of September 1937 on the laps of Veronica Cooper. As an actress, she has appeared in the movie Sleepy Hollow High?.

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Won Academy Awards, USA

1942

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. He was also honored with this award several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 1942 for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1953

In 1953, he got nominated in Golden Globes, USA for the first time in his life. He was also honored with this award that year for Best Actor - Drama. He also got nominated in this award in the same category in 1957.

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Won Laurel Awards

1959

He got his first nomination in Laurel Awards in 1958 for Top Male Star. He also got nominated in this award in 1959 for Top Male Star and Top Action Performance. That year he won this award from his later nomination.

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He died of prostate cancer

1961 13th of May

In the early 1960s, Gary was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he underwent surgery on 14th of April 1960. He died of prostate cancer on 13th of May 1961 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. In the early 1974, his remains were exhumed and later reburied.

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