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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

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Also Known As: Died: May 13, 1961
Born: May 7, 1901 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Helena, Montana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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companion: Clara Bow. Actor. Appeared together in "It" (1927) and three other movies; had relationship in the late 1920s.
companion: Anderson Lawler. Actor. Contract player with Paramount; lived together in 1929.
companion: Lupe Velez. Actor. Co-starred with Cooper in "Wolf Song" (1929) and shared a Laurel Canyon hideaway with him; his mother disapproved and came between the pair.
companion: Evelyn Brent. Actor. Cooper's mother said, "Evelyn has been good to Gary; she has given him poise, she has taught him to think; her influence has been excellent, and I will always regard her with affection and gratitude"; the pair worked together on "Beau Sabreur" (1926) and "Paramount on Parade" (1930).
companion: Countess Dorothy di Frasso. American-born daughter of multi-millionaire Bertrand L Taylor.
wife: Veronica Balfe. Actor, socialite. Born c. 1912 introduced to society in 1931; met Cooper when she was a teenager living at the home of Cedric Gibbons and Dolores Del Rio; married on December 15, 1933; separated briefly in 1951; reconciled and remained together until his death in 1961; acted in only two films ("King Kong" and "Blood Money", both 1933); died on February 18, 2000.
companion: Marlene Dietrich. Actor. Met during filming of "Morocco" (1930); Cooper's wife served Dietrich with a writ during divorce proceedings; writ later dropped.
companion: Patricia Neal. Actor. Appeared in three films together in 1949-50, including "The Fountainhead"; had affair which led to Cooper's separation from his wife; relationship ended c. 1951.

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