May 7, 1901
May 13, 1961
6 ft 3 in | 191 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
14 US | 47 EU
Gary Cooper was born in Helena, Montana, United States, on May 7, 1901, was an American actor.
Young Gary Cooper first started acting in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career as a stunt performer and in silent films.
He made his big screen debut in crime film The Last Hour (1923) in uncredited role as Extra.
He got his first big break as Abe Lee in Western silent movie The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926).
He landed his television debut in CBS variety show Toast of the Town (1953).
Gary's breakthrough performance came as the Virginian in Pre-Code Western movie The Virginian (1929).
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He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama for his role as Marshal Will Kane in Western movie High Noon (1952).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Acting for his role as Alvin C. York in biographical drama film Sergeant York (1941).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) romantic comedy as Longfellow Deeds
The Pride of the Yankees (1942) drama as Lou Gehrig
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) drama romance as Robert Jordan
He won the Golden Laurel Awards for Top Action Performance for his roles in movies:
They Came to Cordura (1959) Western as Major Thomas Thorn
The Hanging Tree (1959) Western as Doc Joseph Frail
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama for his role as Jess Birdwell in civil war drama movie Friendly Persuasion (1956).
Ball of Fire (1941) screwball comedy as Prof. Bertram Potts
Meet John Doe (1941) comedy drama as Long John Willoughby
Wings (1927) silent drama action as Cadet White
Design For Living (1933) pre-Code comedy romance as George Curtis
Love in the Afternoon (1957) romantic comedy as Frank Flannagan
Vera Cruz (1954) Western as Benjamin Trane
Morocco (1930) Pre-Code romantic drama as Légionnaire Tom Brown
The Westerner (1940) Western as Cole Harden
Attended Central Grade School in Helena.
Studied Latin, French and English history at Dunstable Grammar School in Bedfordshire, England.
Attended Gallatin County High School in Bozeman, Montana.
Studied at Grinnell College in Iowa.
Had older brother, Arthur.
Had English ancestry.
He was acted in leading roles in 84 films, during his career.
He signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1926.
He is best known for his roles in Westerns, starred in 20 Westerns films.
He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City (1966).
He received the Academy Honorary Award in 1961.
He was best friends with Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and James Stewart.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
Formed his own production company "International Pictures" in 1944 and "Baroda Productions" in 1958.
Cooper died on May 13, 1961, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 60.
He was married to Veronica Balfe (1933-1961), they had a daughter, Maria Veronica Cooper.
He dated Alicia Darr (1953), Grace Kelly (1952-1953), Lorraine Chanel (1952-1956), Annabella (1951), Kay Williams (1951), Patricia Neal (1948-1953), Barbara Stanwyck (1940-1941), Paulette Goddard (1939-1946), Merle Oberon (1938), Ingrid Bergman (1935), Lilian Harvey (1933), Dorothy Di Frasso (1931-1932), Carole Lombard (1931), Marlene Dietrich (1930-1931), Lupe Velez (1929-1932), Libby Holman (1928-1929), Evelyn Brent (1927) and Clara Bow (1926-1928).