Gary Cooper

1901 - 1961

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Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor known for his strong, quiet screen persona and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as an Academy Honorary Award in 1961 for his career achievements. He was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years and one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Cooper has received more than 7,437,165 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. Gary Cooper is the 101st most popular actor (up from 103rd in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from United States (up from 213th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Actor.

Gary Cooper is most famous for his roles in Westerns, such as High Noon and The Virginian.

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Among actors, Gary Cooper ranks 101 out of 9,996Before him are Jason Statham, Michael Gambon, Sidney Poitier, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Selleck, and Shah Rukh Khan. After him are Alec Baldwin, Monica Vitti, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Henry Fonda, and Christopher Reeve.

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Among people born in 1901, Gary Cooper ranks 17Before him are Rudolf Höss, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Magda Goebbels. After him are Alberto Giacometti, Paul of Greece, Vittorio De Sica, André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1961, Gary Cooper ranks 6Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, Erwin Schrödinger, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Patrice Lumumba. After him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emily Greene Balch, Jules Bordet, Zog I of Albania, and Rafael Trujillo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Cooper ranks 191 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Sagan (1934), Ray Bradbury (1920), Tom Selleck (1945), Talcott Parsons (1902), James Madison (1751), and Scatman John (1942). After him are John Rawls (1921), Whitney Houston (1963), John Jay (1745), George Lucas (1944), Alec Baldwin (1958), and Samuel P. Huntington (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gary Cooper ranks 49Before him are Denzel Washington (1954), Jane Fonda (1937), Tom Cruise (1962), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Richard Gere (1949), and Tom Selleck (1945). After him are Alec Baldwin (1958), Ben Affleck (1972), Henry Fonda (1905), Christopher Reeve (1952), Mel Gibson (1956), and Charlton Heston (1923).

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