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Gary Cooper (I) (1901–1961)

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent ... See full bio »

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 1961 The Naked Edge
George Radcliffe
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Gideon Patch
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Major Thomas Thorn
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Col. Billy Mitchell
 1954 Garden of Evil
 1953 Blowing Wild
Jeff Dawson
 1953 Return to Paradise
Mr. Morgan
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Lt. John W. Harkness
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Gary Cooper (uncredited)
 1948 Good Sam
Sam Clayton
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Michael Brandon
 1937 Souls at Sea
Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor
 1936 Desire
Tom Bradley
 1934 Operator 13
Captain Jack Gailliard
 1933 Design for Living
George Curtis
 1932 If I Had a Million
Steve Gallagher
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Lt. Sempter
 1932 Make Me a Star
Gary Cooper (uncredited)
 1931 His Woman
Captain Sam Whalan
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Newspaper Editor
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 A Man from Wyoming
Jim Baker
 1930 The Texan
Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Hunter (Dream Girl)
 1930 Only the Brave
Capt. James Braydon
 1929 Betrayal
Andre Frey
 1929 The Wolf Song
Sam Lash
 1928 The Shopworn Angel
William Tyler
 1928 Half a Bride
Capt. Edmunds
 1928 The First Kiss
Mulligan Talbot
 1928 Lilac Time
Capt. Philip Blythe
 1928 Red Hair
 1928 The Legion of the Condemned
Gale Price
 1928 Doomsday
Arnold Furze
 1927 Nevada
 1927 The Last Outlaw
Sheriff Buddy Hale (as Garry Cooper)
 1927 Children of Divorce
Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
 1927 Arizona Bound
Dave Saulter
 1927 It
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1926 Bad Man's Bluff
Bit part (uncredited)
 1926 Old Ironsides
Seaman (uncredited)
 1926 Lightnin' Flashes (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1926 Lightnin' Wins (Short)
Tom Harding
 1926 Thundering Speed
Bit part (uncredited)
 1926 Watch Your Wife
Bit part (uncredited)
 1926 A Six Shootin' Romance (uncredited)
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
Flood Survivor (uncredited)
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1926 Three Pals
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Roman Guard (uncredited)
 1925 North Star
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 Warrior Gap
Bit part (uncredited)
 1925 Tricks
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Eagle
Masked Cossack (uncredited)
 1925 The Vanishing American
Extra (uncredited)
 1925 The Lucky Horseshoe
Unknown-Doubtful (uncredited)
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1925 The Drug Store Cowboy
Cowboy whose horse is being shod (uncredited)
 1925 Riders of the Purple Sage
Rider (uncredited)
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Bit part (uncredited)
 1925 The Trail Rider
Rider (uncredited)
 1925 Dick Turpin
Crowd Extra (uncredited)
 1923 The Last Hour
Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Shot a special promotional trailer for The Hanging Tree (1959). See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 18 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank J. Cooper | Garry Cooper


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper. [after Clark Gable accepted the leading male role in It Happened One Night (1934), which turned out to be a huge success for Columbia, winning Oscars for Best Picture as well as Best Actor for Clark Gable, Best Actress for Claudette Colbert, Best Director for Frank Capra, and Best Adapted Writing for Robert Riskin. ... See more »


He was originally supposed to play the leading role in Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), but Harry Cohn refused to loan Cooper out so James Stewart was cast instead. See more »


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