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Helena, Montana, USA
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
Claim to Fame
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Full Name at Birth
Frank James Cooper
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Johnson Sea-Horses (Magazine Advertisement) 
Charles Henry Cooper (farmer, lawyer, judge)
James Stewart (Cooper often cited James Stewart as his closest friend), John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway (Hemmingway shot himself shortly after Gary's death), Charles Feldman, Bing Crosby (Bing named a son after Gary), Victor Fleming, Esther Ralston, Iron Eyes Cody, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Jeanne Vanderbilt, George Raft, Myrna Loy, Cedric Gibbons, Hazel Brooks, A.C. Lyles
Billy Wilder, John F. Kennedy
Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. Noted for his stoic, understated style, Cooper found success in a number of film genres, including westerns (High Noon), crime (City Streets), comedy (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) and drama (The Pride of the Yankees). Cooper's career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred films.
Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. He also received an Honorary Award in 1961 from the Academy.
Decades later, the American Film Institute named Cooper among the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, ranking 11th among males from the Classical Hollywood cinema period. In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees, and Alvin York in Sergeant York made the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list, all of them as heroes.
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Gallatin Valley High School in Bozeman, Montana
Cause of Death
(1961) Print ad: Insured Savings and Loan Associations, Print ad: Ammen's Skin Powder, Print ad: Calcx Tooth Powder, Print ad: Chesterfield cigarettes, Print ad: Pabst Beer, Print ad: Royal Crown Cola, Print ad: Royal 76 gasoline
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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