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Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper started as an extra in westerns in the 1920s and went on to become one of Hollywood's greatest stars, known for his Oscar-winning roles in Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952). Gary Cooper spent his childhood in Montana and England (his parents were British) and went to college in Iowa. In 1924 he ended up in Los Angeles, looking for work as a newspaper cartoonist. When that didn't pan out he found work as a Hollywood extra and bit player; he had his first substantial role in Th More »
Name at Birth: Frank James Cooper
Born: May 7, 1901 (Helena, Montana)

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Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated ... Frank James Cooper was born on May 7, 1901, at 730 Eleventh Avenue in Helena, Montana to English immigrants Alice (née Brazier, 1873– 1967) ...

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Gary Cooper, the strong, silent hero of the screen, died of cancer at 12:27 p.m. ... suggest he change his real name from Frank James Cooper to Gary Cooper.

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Gary Cooper, Actor: High Noon. ... Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941) Gary Cooper in The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) .... Frank Flannagan.

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Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). ... Born Frank Cooper, he changed his first name to Gary at the suggestion of his agent, Nan ...

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Apr 2, 2014 ... Actor Gary Cooper played several roles throughout his legendary ... Hayes and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) directed by Frank Capra.

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He was born Frank James Cooper in Helena, Montana to English parents and spent part of his childhood around Helena - his father served as a Montana ...

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Oct 17, 2016 ... Genealogy for Frank James Cooper (1901 - 1961) family tree on Geni, with over ... Frank James "Gary" Cooper in FamilySearch Family Tree ...

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Jun 6, 2012 ... A casting director replaced his given name, Frank, with “Gary,” because she thought Cooper evoked the “rough, tough” nature of her hometown ...

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May 12, 2015 ... Is this your ancestor? Explore genealogy for Gary Cooper born 1901 Helena, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA died 1961 Los Angeles, ...