Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper
1901 - 1961

Gary Cooper  American Actor


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-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included...

Confirmed Relationships29
Longest Relationship60 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 7 mths
Rumored Relationships10
First Name Gary
Middle Name James
Last Name Cooper
Full Name at Birth Frank James Cooper
Alternative Name Coop, Studs, The Montana Mule, Cowboy Cooper
Age 60 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th May, 1901
Birthplace Helena, Montana, USA
Died 13th May, 1961
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Gallatin Valley High School in Bozeman, Montana
University Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Occupation Text Actor, Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame High Noon
Year(s) Active 1925–1960, 1925–61, 1925–60
Brand Endorsement Johnson Sea-Horses (Magazine Advertisement) [1952], (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
Official Websites,,,
Father Charles Henry Cooper (farmer, lawyer, judge)
Mother Alice Brazier
Friend 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
Favorite Places Sun Valley, Idaho
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Gary Cooper60 TaurusActor
Gina Lollobrigida88 CancerActress
Alicia Darr-Actress
Giselle Pascal85 VirgoActress
Eileen Howe90 AquariusActress
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Lorraine Chanel83 SagittariusActress
Anita Ekberg83 LibraActress
Annabella87 CancerActress
Kay Williams65 LeoActress
Barbara Payton39 ScorpioActress
Patricia Neal84 CapricornActress
Paulette Goddard79 GeminiActress
Arlene Dahl90 LeoActress
Vera Zorina86 CapricornActress
Ingrid Bergman67 VirgoActress
Lilian Harvey62 CapricornActress
Mae West87 LeoActress
Joan Crawford71 AriesActress
Sandra Shaw86 GeminiActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
Dorothy Di Frasso- AquariusSocialite
Claudette Colbert92 VirgoActress
Carole Lombard33 LibraComedian
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Libby Holman67 GeminiSinger
Clara Bow60 LeoActress
Evelyn Brent75 LibraActress
Wera Engels79 TaurusActress
Anderson Lawler56 TaurusActor
Suzy Parker70 ScorpioModel
Dorothy Dare68 AriesActress
Veronica Lake50 ScorpioActress
Christine Larsen54 PiscesActress
Mae Madison90 VirgoActress
Barbara Weeks89 CancerActress
Slim Hawks72 CancerSocialite
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Female15th September, 193778 years old

Onscreen Matchups


The Naked Edge1961 George Radcliffe Movie
Alias Jesse James1959 Cowboy (uncredited) Movie
The Hanging Tree1959 Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail Movie
The Wreck of the Mary Deare1959 Gideon Patch Movie
They Came to Cordura1959 Major Thomas Thorn Movie
Man of the West1958 Link Jones Movie
Ten North Frederick1958 Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin Movie
Love in the Afternoon1957 Frank Flannagan Movie
Friendly Persuasion1956 Jess Birdwell Movie
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955 Col. Billy Mitchell Movie
Garden of Evil1954 Hooker Movie
Vera Cruz1954 Benjamin Trane Movie
Blowing Wild1953 Jeff Dawson Movie
Return to Paradise1953 Mr. Morgan Movie
High Noon1952 Marshal Will Kane Movie
Springfield Rifle1952 Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney Movie
Distant Drums1951 Capt. Quincy Wyatt Movie
It's a Big Country1951 Texas Movie
You're in the Navy Now1951 Lt. John W. Harkness Movie
Starlift1951 Gary Cooper Movie
Bright Leaf1950 Brant Royle Movie
Dallas1950 Blayde 'Reb' Hollister Movie
It's a Great Feeling1949 Gary Cooper Movie
Task Force1949 Jonathan L. Scott Movie
The Fountainhead1949 Howard Roark Movie
Good Sam1948 Sam Clayton Movie
Unconquered1947 Capt. Christopher Holden Movie
Variety Girl1947 Gary Cooper Movie
Cloak and Dagger1946 Prof. Alvah Jesper Movie
Along Came Jones1945 Melody Jones Movie
Saratoga Trunk1945 Colonel Clint Maroon Movie
Casanova Brown1944 Casanova (Cass) Brown Movie
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944 Dr. Corydon M. Wassell Movie
For Whom the Bell Tolls1943 Robert Jordan Movie
The Pride of the Yankees1942 Lou Gehrig Movie
Ball of Fire1941 Prof. Bertram Potts Movie
Meet John Doe1941 John Doe Movie
Sergeant York1941 Alvin C. York Movie
North West Mounted Police1940 Dusty Rivers Movie
The Westerner1940 Cole Harden Movie
Beau Geste1939 Beau Geste Movie
The Real Glory1939 Doctor Canavan Movie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938 Michael Brandon Movie
The Adventures of Marco Polo1938 Marco Polo Movie
The Cowboy and the Lady1938 Stretch Movie
Souls at Sea1937 Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor Movie
Desire1936 Tom Bradley Movie
Hollywood Boulevard1936 Gary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar Movie
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936 Longfellow Deeds Movie
The General Died at Dawn1936 O'Hara Movie
The Plainsman1936 Wild Bill Hickok Movie
Peter Ibbetson1935 Peter Ibbetson Movie
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer1935 Lt. Alan McGregor Movie
The Wedding Night1935 Tony Barrett Movie
Now and Forever1934 Jerry Day Movie
Operator 131934 Captain Jack Gailliard Movie
Alice in Wonderland1933 White Knight Movie
Design for Living1933 George Curtis Movie
One Sunday Afternoon1933 Biff Grimes Movie
Today We Live1933 Bogard Movie
A Farewell to Arms1932 Lt. Frederic Henry Movie
Devil and the Deep1932 Lt. Sempter Movie
If I Had a Million1932 Steve Gallagher Movie
Make Me a Star1932 Gary Cooper (uncredited) Movie
City Streets1931 The Kid Movie
Fighting Caravans1931 Clint Belmet Movie
His Woman1931 Captain Sam Whalan Movie
The Stolen Jools1931 Newspaper Editor Short Film
I Take This Woman1931 Tom McNair Movie
Morocco1930 Légionnaire Tom Brown Movie
Paramount on Parade1930 Hunter (Dream Girl) Movie
The Spoilers1930 Roy Glenister Movie
The Texan1930 Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid Movie
A Man from Wyoming1930 Jim Baker Movie
Only the Brave1930 Capt. James Braydon Movie
Seven Days Leave1930 Kenneth Downey Movie
Galas de la Paramount1930 Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl' Movie
The Virginian1929 The Virginian Movie
The Wolf Song1929 Sam Lash Movie
Betrayal1929 Andre Frey Movie
Doomsday1928 Arnold Furze Movie
Lilac Time1928 Capt. Philip Blythe Movie
The Legion of the Condemned1928 Gale Price Movie
Beau Sabreur1928 Maj. Henri de Beaujolais Movie
Red Hair1928 Movie
The First Kiss1928 Mulligan Talbot Movie
The Shopworn Angel1928 William Tyler Movie
Half a Bride1928 Capt. Edmunds Movie
It1927 Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) Movie
Wings1927 Cadet White Movie
Arizona Bound1927 Dave Saulter Movie
Children of Divorce1927 Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee Movie
Nevada1927 Nevada Movie
The Last Outlaw1927 Sheriff Buddy Hale (as Garry Cooper) Movie
Old Ironsides1926 Seaman (uncredited) Movie
The Winning of Barbara Worth1926 Abe Lee Movie
The Enchanted Hill1926 Bit Part (uncredited) Movie
The Johnstown Flood1926 Flood Survivor (uncredited) Movie
Watch Your Wife1926 Bit part (uncredited) Movie
Bad Man's Bluff1926 Bit part (uncredited) Movie
A Six Shootin' Romance1926 Movie
Three Pals1926 Bit Role (uncredited) Movie
Thundering Speed1926 Bit part (uncredited) Movie
Lightnin' Flashes1926 Short Film
Lightnin' Wins1926 Tom Harding Short Film
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925 Roman Guard (uncredited) Movie
The Eagle1925 Masked Cossack (uncredited) Movie
The Vanishing American1925 Extra (uncredited) Movie
Dick Turpin1925 Crowd Extra (uncredited) Movie
The Thundering Herd1925 Bit part (uncredited) Movie
North Star1925 Minor Role (uncredited) Movie
Riders of the Purple Sage1925 Rider (uncredited) Movie
The Drug Store Cowboy1925 Cowboy whose horse is being shod (uncredited) Movie
Tricks1925 Bit Role (uncredited) Movie
Wild Horse Mesa1925 Cowboy (uncredited) Movie
The Lucky Horseshoe1925 Unknown-Doubtful (uncredited) Movie
The Trail Rider1925 Rider (uncredited) Movie
Warrior Gap1925 Bit part (uncredited) Movie
The Last Hour1923 Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited) Movie
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Comments on Gary Cooper

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aizamasJan 9, 2014

Estoy viendo varios films del oeste de Gary Cooper en ETB2 y son únicos e irrepetibles.

marta007Oct 6, 2013

Solo ante el peligro es mi película favorita, la he visto cien veces

karentatertotJan 16, 2013

okay so he for sure had his way with the ladies lol

billst29Jun 8, 2011

what a man what a talent what a great heart more men need to be like him

Sandra HApr 11, 2011

No wonder he dated so many women. He was taurus, I mean, the man with two horns

anonJan 18, 2011

As of this date, I will no longer be voting daily for Sandra Shaw.

debbie60435Jan 2, 2011

Who didn`t Gary date? That would have been a much shorter list, LOL. He was so good-looking and charismatic he definitely should be shared by all. I certainly would have dated him.

LITTLE KOJAKJun 18, 2010

`Coop` was heard to say `yup` a lot. That made him the first `yuppie`....yup.

Daisy PresbyApr 26, 2010

I am sure that Mr Cooper was Very Much In Love with his wife Sandra Shaw. I think that his problem was, he could not resist temptation. You could almost call him the Tiger Woods of our day.

DarrellApr 18, 2010

Did Gary really love his wife Sandra Shaw? With all the women he was with during their marriage I have to wonder?

Francis BurkeAug 22, 2009

Gary Cooper grew to really dislike Patricia Neal, during their brief encounter. Patricia was so very demanding, and Gary was still Very much in love with Sandra. Pat Neal was just a Gold Digger.

DeeFeb 11, 2009

Oops! appears there were 4 relationships....but then alot of the info posted here isn`t accurate anyway.

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