Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper
1901 - 1961
Gary Cooper  American Actor

Gary Cooper dating history


Gary Cooper was previously married to Sandra Shaw (1933 - 1961).

Gary Cooper was in relationships with Alicia Darr (1953), Lorraine Chanel (1952 - 1956), Grace Kelly (1952 - 1953), Kay Williams (1951), Annabella (1951), Patricia Neal (1948 - 1953), Barbara Stanwyck (1940 - 1941), Paulette Goddard (1939 - 1946), Merle Oberon (1938), Ingrid Bergman (1935), Lilian Harvey (1933), Dorothy Di Frasso (1931 - 1932), Carole Lombard (1931), Marlene Dietrich (1930 - 1931), Lupe Velez (1929 - 1932), Libby Holman (1928 - 1929), Evelyn Brent (1927), Clara Bow (1926 - 1928), Christine Larson, Barbara Weeks, Slim Hawks, Wera Engels and Veronica Lake.

Gary Cooper had encounters with Gina Lollobrigida (1956), Gisèle Pascal (1953), Eileen Howe (1952), Anita Ekberg (1952), Barbara Payton (1950), Arlene Dahl (1946), Vera Zorina (1942), Tallulah Bankhead (1931 - 1932), Claudette Colbert (1930 - 1931), Suzy Parker and Dorothy Dare.

Gary Cooper is rumoured to have hooked up with Mae West (1933), Mae Madison and Anderson Lawler.


American Actor Gary Cooper was born Frank James Cooper on 7th May, 1901 in Helena, Montana, USA and passed away on 13th May 1961 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 60. He is most remembered for High Noon. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Gary Cooper was in 21 on-screen matchups, including Barbara Stanwyck in Blowing Wild (1953), Carole Lombard in I Take This Woman (1931), Claudette Colbert in His Woman (1931), Audrey Hepburn in Love in the Afternoon (1957) and Dorothy McGuire in Friendly Persuasion (1956).

Gary Cooper is a member of the following lists: Academy Honorary Award recipients, American film actors and Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 29 years, 4 months - -
Dating23 7 years, 11 months 1 year, 1 month 28 days
Encounter11 1 year 2 months, 28 days -
Rumoured3 - - -
Total38 29 years, 4 months 1 year, 6 months 28 days


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, Gary Cooper, Garry Cooper
Birthday 7th May, 1901
Birthplace Helena, Montana, USA
Died 13th May, 1961
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer
Buried Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Southampton, New York
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Weight 180lbs (82 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
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, 1925–1961
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 Songs Begin the Beguine
Favorite Books Farewell to Arms
Favorite Places Sun Valley, Idaho
Favorite Colors Pastels

Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961. He was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years, and one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. The American Film Institute (AFI) ranked Cooper at No. 11 on its list of the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Partner Comparison

Gary Cooper60 TaurusActor
Gina Lollobrigida95 CancerActress
Alicia Darr80Socialite
Gisèle Pascal85 VirgoActress
Eileen Howe69 AquariusActress
Anita Ekberg83 LibraActress
Lorraine Chanel83 SagittariusActress
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Annabella89 CancerActress
Kay Williams66 LeoActress
Barbara Payton39 ScorpioActress
Patricia Neal84 CapricornActress
Arlene Dahl96 LeoActress
Vera Zorina86 CapricornDancer
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Paulette Goddard79 GeminiActress
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Ingrid Bergman67 VirgoActress
Lilian Harvey62 CapricornActress
Mae West87 LeoActress
Sandra Shaw86 GeminiActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
Dorothy Di Frasso65 AquariusSocialite
Carole Lombard33 LibraActress
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Claudette Colbert92 VirgoActress
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Libby Holman67 GeminiSinger
Evelyn Brent73 LibraActress
Clara Bow60 LeoActress
Anderson Lawler56 TaurusActor
Dorothy Dare68 AriesActress
Veronica Lake50 ScorpioActress
Christine Larson47 PiscesActress
Mae Madison90 VirgoActress
Barbara Weeks89 CancerActress
Slim Hawks72 CancerSocialite
Wera Engels79 TaurusActress
Suzy Parker70 ScorpioModel
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MariaFemale15th September, 193786 years oldSandra Shaw


The Naked Edge1961George RadcliffeMovie
Alias Jesse James1959Cowboy (uncredited)Movie
The Hanging Tree1959Dr. Joseph 'Doc' FrailMovie
The Wreck of the Mary Deare1959Gideon PatchMovie
They Came to Cordura1959Major Thomas ThornMovie
Man of the West1958Link JonesMovie
Ten North Frederick1958Joseph B. 'Joe' ChapinMovie
Love in the Afternoon1957Frank FlannaganMovie
Friendly Persuasion1956Jess BirdwellMovie
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Col. Billy MitchellMovie
Garden of Evil1954HookerMovie
Vera Cruz1954Benjamin TraneMovie
Blowing Wild1953Jeff DawsonMovie
Return to Paradise1953Mr. MorganMovie
High Noon1952Marshal Will KaneMovie
Springfield Rifle1952Maj. Alex 'Lex' KearneyMovie
Distant Drums1951Capt. Quincy WyattMovie
It's a Big Country1951TexasMovie
You're in the Navy Now1951Lt. John W. HarknessMovie
Starlift1951Gary CooperMovie
Bright Leaf1950Brant RoyleMovie
Dallas1950Blayde 'Reb' HollisterMovie
It's a Great Feeling1949Gary Cooper (uncredited)Movie
Task Force1949Jonathan L. ScottMovie
The Fountainhead1949Howard RoarkMovie
Breakdowns of 19491949Short Film
Good Sam1948Sam ClaytonMovie
Unconquered1947Capt. Christopher HoldenMovie
Variety Girl1947Gary CooperMovie
Cloak and Dagger1946Prof. Alvah JesperMovie
Along Came Jones1945Melody JonesMovie
Saratoga Trunk1945Colonel Clint MaroonMovie
Casanova Brown1944Casanova BrownMovie
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944Dr. Corydon M. WassellMovie
For Whom the Bell Tolls1943Robert JordanMovie
The Pride of the Yankees1942Lou GehrigMovie
Ball of Fire1941Prof. Bertram PottsMovie
Meet John Doe1941'Long John' WilloughbyMovie
Sergeant York1941Alvin C. YorkMovie
North West Mounted Police1940Dusty RiversMovie
The Westerner1940Cole HardenMovie
Beau Geste1939Beau GesteMovie
The Real Glory1939Dr. Bill CanavanMovie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938Michael BrandonMovie
The Adventures of Marco Polo1938Marco PoloMovie
The Cowboy and the Lady1938Stretch WilloughbyMovie
Souls at Sea1937Michael 'Nuggin' TaylorMovie
Desire1936Tom BradleyMovie
Hollywood Boulevard1936Gary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar (uncredited)Movie
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936Longfellow Deeds SempleMovie
The General Died at Dawn1936O'HaraMovie
The Plainsman1936Wild Bill HickokMovie
Peter Ibbetson1935Peter IbbetsonMovie
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer1935Lt. Alan McGregorMovie
The Wedding Night1935Tony BarrettMovie
Now and Forever1934Jerry DayMovie
Operator 131934Capt. Jack GailliardMovie
Alice in Wonderland1933White KnightMovie
Design for Living1933George CurtisMovie
One Sunday Afternoon1933Biff GrimesMovie
Today We Live1933BogardMovie
A Farewell to Arms1932FredericMovie
Devil and the Deep1932Lt. SempterMovie
If I Had a Million1932Steve GallagherMovie
Make Me a Star1932Gary Cooper (uncredited)Movie
City Streets1931The KidMovie
Fighting Caravans1931Clint BelmetMovie
His Woman1931Captain Sam WhalanMovie
The Stolen Jools1931Newspaper EditorShort Film
I Take This Woman1931Tom McNairMovie
Morocco1930Légionnaire Tom BrownMovie
Paramount on Parade1930Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'Movie
The Spoilers1930Roy GlenisterMovie
The Texan1930Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano KidMovie
A Man from Wyoming1930Jim BakerMovie
Only the Brave1930Capt. James BraydonMovie
Seven Days Leave1930Kenneth DowneyMovie
The Virginian1929The VirginianMovie
Wolf Song1929Sam LashMovie
Betrayal1929Andre FreyMovie
Doomsday1928Arnold FurzeMovie
Lilac Time1928Capt. Philip BlytheMovie
The Legion of the Condemned1928Gale PriceMovie
Beau Sabreur1928Maj. Henri de BeaujolaisMovie
The First Kiss1928Mulligan TalbotMovie
The Shopworn Angel1928William TylerMovie
Half a Bride1928Capt. EdmundsMovie
It1927Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Wings1927Cadet WhiteMovie
Arizona Bound1927Dave SaulterMovie
Children of Divorce1927Edward D. 'Ted' LarrabeeMovie
The Last Outlaw1927Sheriff Buddy Hale (as Garry Cooper)Movie
Old Ironsides1926Seaman (uncredited)Movie
The Winning of Barbara Worth1926Abe LeeMovie
The Enchanted Hill1926Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
The Johnstown Flood1926Flood Survivor (uncredited)Movie
Watch Your Wife1926Bit part (uncredited)Movie
Bad Man's Bluff1926Cowboy (uncredited)Movie
A Six Shootin' Romance1926Movie
Three Pals1926Car Driver Flirting with Betty (uncredited)Movie
Thundering Speed1926Bit part (uncredited)Movie
Lightnin' Flashes1926Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
Lightnin' Wins1926Tom HardingShort Film
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Roman Guard (uncredited)Movie
The Eagle1925Masked Cossack (uncredited)Movie
The Vanishing American1925Extra (uncredited)Movie
Dick Turpin1925Crowd Extra (uncredited)Movie
The Thundering Herd1925Buffalo Hunter (uncredited)Movie
North Star1925Townsman (uncredited)Movie
Riders of the Purple Sage1925Rider (uncredited)Movie
The Drug Store Cowboy1925Cowboy Whose Horse is Being Shod (uncredited)Movie
Tricks1925Rider (uncredited)Movie
Wild Horse Mesa1925Cowboy (uncredited)Movie
The Lucky Horseshoe1925Unknown-Doubtful (uncredited)Movie
The Trail Rider1925Rider (uncredited)Movie
Warrior Gap1925Bit part (uncredited)Movie
The Last Hour1923Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)Movie
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cboothe977cboothe977Dec 6, 2020

6243 Hollywood Blvd

wjerryzwjerryzMay 7, 2019

Cooper have the best of the best in Hollywood

pikaiapikaiaSep 3, 2018

Oh, I love him! He was the actual best. The biggest Legend among legends. His personal life might have been messy (understatement of the year), but I also find it really amusing. I mean, there is a reason his wife looked so unbothered by his philandering (other than the embarrassing flop affair with P. Neal). It looks like they had an open marriage, much more open on his side, of course. It makes sense that after a passionate relationship with a woman like Lupe Velez, he'd approach something as serious as a marriage from a more calculating state of mind: a capable level-headed housewife, who would allow him to look for romance and sex elsewhere, as long as it was discreet.

luvsydbluvsydbMar 2, 2018

As with MOST men, Coop had the itch.. Bored with his wife after 20+ yrs of marriage. He was a beautiful man physically, woman throwing themselves at his feet. He couldn't resist Neal tho~ Neal/Coop fell deeply in love. His daughter Maria is THEE only reason Coop did not leave/divorce Rocky. Many yrs later Maria ran into Neal and slapped her across the face for causing her mother enormous pain during the Neal/Coop affair. Neal was no gold digger. Coop is as much to blame as Neal. Neal wasn't married, Coop was!!

mammyblueFeb 13, 2018

@ Francis Burke Also btw when do you get this info that Pat Neal was a gold digger ? And " brief encounter " ? That wasn't a brief encounter as they were together for almost 3 years. Wtf ?? Since when a years long affair is considered a breif encounter? Also she wasn't demanding or she wouldn't have put up with his sh*t and even aborted their child and tolerated his cheating. It is one thing to dislike someone and an other thing completely to make things up . It is you who dislike Neal not Gary lol . Ohh and if he was so very much in love with his wife he wouldn't cheat on her on a regular basis, have a years long affair with Pat , separate from her and even after breaking up with Neal it took him 2 other years to go back to his wife . If he was Sooo in love why did it took him over 2 years to come back home and why did he cheat on her ( as usual ) even after the reconciliation ( Anita Ekberg says hi ) .

mammyblueFeb 13, 2018

When a men f*cks around on his wife he just can't resist temptation/ is surrounded by too many beautiful women ect ect but when a woman does it she is a wh*re . Wives are also encouraged by society to put up with their husband's cheating as long as they remain " the wife" lol but a husband putting up with his wife's cheating is considered a weak man ( or a cuck ) . If Cooper was the Tiger Woods of his day than he was ill and he needed help for his addiction not encouragement ( yes tolerance of his affairs was in a way encouragement) . I don't know about love because imo it can't exist without peace/stability or respect . He definitely loved himself tho that's for sure ( and his daughter ) . As for the rest he didn't love any on his women enough to commit himself.

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wjerryzwjerryzJun 16, 2016

Cooper was good in Sergeant York

aizamasaizamasJan 9, 2014

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

marta007marta007Oct 6, 2013

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

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 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

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