Gary Cooper

Gary CooperBorn: 7 May 1901
Died: 13 May 1961
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award winning actor Gary Cooper was born on this day in 1901.

He began his career during the silent film era, establishing himself as a Western hero, and became a major film star after his first talkie, The Virginian (1929). His career soon took off and he starred in films such as A Farewell to Arms (1932) and The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935).

Cooper received his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and this was followed five years later by his first Best Actor Academy Award for Sergeant York (1941). The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) earned him Best Actor nominations three and four and his 1952 film High Noon earned him a second Best Actor award.

He is also known for the films Meet John Doe (1941), The Fountainhead (1949) and his later roles Friendly Persuasion (1956) and Man of the West (1958).

Read more at The Internet Movie Database

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