Gary Cooper (I) (1901–1961)

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Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper. Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa (then called Iowa College). 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 the independent producer ... See full bio »

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Wings (S6, Ep6)
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Known For

High Noon Marshal Will Kane
Sergeant York Alvin C. York
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Longfellow Deeds
For Whom the Bell Tolls Robert Jordan


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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)
 1959 The Hanging Tree
Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail
 1958 Man of the West
Link Jones
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin
 1957 Love in the Afternoon
Frank Flannagan
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Jess Birdwell
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Col. Billy Mitchell
 1954 Vera Cruz
Benjamin Trane
 1954 Garden of Evil
 1953 Blowing Wild
Jeff Dawson
 1953 Return to Paradise
Mr. Morgan
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney
 1952 High Noon
Marshal Will Kane
 1951 Distant Drums
Capt. Quincy Wyatt
 1951 Starlift
Gary Cooper
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Lt. John W. Harkness
 1950 Dallas
Blayde 'Reb' Hollister
 1950 Bright Leaf
Brant Royle
 1949 Task Force
Jonathan L. Scott
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Gary Cooper (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Howard Roark
 1948 Good Sam
Sam Clayton
 1947 Unconquered
Capt. Christopher Holden
 1947 Variety Girl
Gary Cooper
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Prof. Alvah Jesper
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Colonel Clint Maroon
 1945 Along Came Jones
Melody Jones
 1944 Casanova Brown
Casanova Brown
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Robert Jordan
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Lou Gehrig
 1941 Ball of Fire
Prof. Bertram Potts
 1941 Sergeant York
Alvin C. York
 1941 Meet John Doe
'Long John' Willoughby
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Dusty Rivers
 1940 The Westerner
Cole Harden
 1939 The Real Glory
Dr. Bill Canavan
 1939 Beau Geste
Beau Geste
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Stretch Willoughby
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Marco Polo
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Michael Brandon
 1937 Souls at Sea
Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor
 1936 The Plainsman
Wild Bill Hickok
 1936 The General Died at Dawn
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Gary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Longfellow Deeds
 1936 Desire
Tom Bradley
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson
 1935 The Wedding Night
Tony Barrett
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lt. Alan McGregor
 1934 Now and Forever
Jerry Day
 1934 Operator 13
Capt. Jack Gailliard
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
White Knight
 1933 Design for Living
George Curtis
 1933 One Sunday Afternoon
Biff Grimes
 1933 Today We Live
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
 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 I Take This Woman
Tom McNair
 1931 City Streets
The Kid
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Newspaper Editor
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Clint Belmet
 1930 Morocco
Légionnaire Tom Brown
 1930 The Spoilers
Roy Glenister
 1930 A Man from Wyoming
Jim Baker
 1930 The Texan
Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 Only the Brave
Capt. James Braydon
 1930 Seven Days Leave
Kenneth Downey
 1929 The Virginian
The Virginian
 1929 Betrayal
Andre Frey
 1929 Wolf Song
Sam Lash
 1928 The Shopworn Angel
William Tyler
 1928 The First Kiss
Mulligan Talbot
 1928 Lilac Time
Capt. Philip Blythe
 1928 Half a Bride
Capt. Edmunds
 1928 The Legion of the Condemned
Gale Price
 1928 Doomsday
Arnold Furze
 1928 Beau Sabreur
Maj. Henri de Beaujolais
 1927 Nevada
 1927 The Last Outlaw
Sheriff Buddy Hale (as Garry Cooper)
 1927 Wings
Cadet White
 1927 Arizona Bound
Dave Saulter
 1927 Children of Divorce
Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
 1927 It
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1926 Bad Man's Bluff
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1926 Old Ironsides
Seaman (uncredited)
 1926 Lightnin' Flashes (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 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
Car Driver Flirting with Betty (uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Roman Guard (uncredited)
 1925 North Star
Townsman (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
Buffalo Hunter (uncredited)
 1925 The Trail Rider
Rider (uncredited)
 1925 Dick Turpin
Crowd Extra (uncredited)
 1923 The Last Hour
Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
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6 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 22 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Frank J. Cooper | Garry Cooper


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Sandra Shaw  (his death)  (1 child)


Maria Cooper Janis


Charles Cooper | Alice Cooper


Arthur Cooper (sibling)

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Movie acting is a pretty silly business for a man because it takes less training, less ability and less brains to be successful in it than any other business I can think of. See more »


After talking with Carl Foreman on the set of High Noon (1952), Cooper realized there had not been an attempt by Communists to infiltrate Hollywood, and later regretted his part in founding the right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. See more »


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