Louis Duryea Lighton | Louis Lighton
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[about Gary Cooper
] Coop is never as quiet as you hear he is. He talks a good deal but isn't clever, and nobody ever remembers anything he's said. That doesn't matter so much, because he's a nice fellow and everyone likes to have him around.
After his military service, he joined his family in Hollywood. his father, W.R. Lighton, once a popular writer was trying to become a screenwriter after Will Rogers portrayed a rustic character named Billy Fortune Lighton created in "Water, Water, Everywhere"(1920). His father met with failure and soon died, but "Bud" met and married Hope Loring, a top screenwriter at Universal, and together they...