Merian C. Cooper

1893 - 1973

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Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893 – April 21, 1973) was an American aviator, United States Air Force and Polish Air Force officer, adventurer, screenwriter, film director, and producer. Cooper was the founder of the Kościuszko Squadron during the Polish–Soviet War and was a Soviet prisoner of war for a time. He was a notable movie producer, and got his start with film as part of the Explorers Club, traveling the world and documenting adventures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merian C. Cooper has received more than 476,552 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Merian C. Cooper is the 329th most popular film director (up from 356th in 2019), the 2,172nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,342nd in 2019) and the 98th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Merian C. Cooper ranks 329 out of 1,580Before him are Mikio Naruse, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, Dušan Makavejev, Ray Harryhausen, and Yann Arthus-Bertrand. After him are Aaron Russo, Walerian Borowczyk, Robert Frank, Irvin Kershner, Fernando Meirelles, and Adrian Lyne.

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Among people born in 1893, Merian C. Cooper ranks 75Before him are Battista Farina, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Conrad Veidt, Bill Tilden, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Gaston Julia. After him are Dragiša Cvetković, Roman Ingarden, Dean Acheson, Marianne Brandt, Dorothy Parker, and Gillis Grafström. Among people deceased in 1973, Merian C. Cooper ranks 76Before him are Adolf Strauss, Bruno Maderna, Frank Jack Fletcher, José Villalonga Llorente, Robert Ryan, and Gian Francesco Malipiero. After him are Laurence Harvey, Soong Ai-ling, Sessue Hayakawa, Ben Webster, Roger Williamson, and Jack Hawkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Merian C. Cooper ranks 2,172 out of 15,968Before him are Djuna Barnes (1892), Cloris Leachman (1926), Michael Spence (1943), Wilford Brimley (1934), Michael Massee (1952), and Vera Farmiga (1973). After him are Robert Ballard (1942), Armand Assante (1949), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Fred Durst (1970), Bud Powell (1924), and Griffin Dunne (1955).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Merian C. Cooper ranks 98Before him are Chris Columbus (1958), Frank Borzage (1894), Sam Raimi (1959), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Wes Anderson (1969), and Ray Harryhausen (1920). After him are Aaron Russo (1943), Irvin Kershner (1923), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), J. J. Abrams (1966), Delbert Mann (1920), and Ub Iwerks (1901).