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Gary Cooper

Actor Gary Cooper

Full Name: Frank James Cooper
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952).

Born: May 7, 1901
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: May 13, 1961 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Married Life

  • 1933-12-15 American actor Gary Cooper (32) weds American actress Veronica Balfe (20) at her mother's home on Park Avenue, New York City

Historical Events

  • 1942-03-02 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper, and Joan Fontaine win
  • 1952-07-24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released
  • 1953-02-26 10th Golden Globes: "The Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win
  • 1953-03-19 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
  • 1961-04-17 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

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