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Gary Cooper

Actor (7-May-1901 — 14-May-1961)


Hector Arce. Gary Cooper: An Intimate Biography. William Morrow and Co.. 1979. 288pp.

George Carpozi, Jr.. The Gary Cooper Story. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. 1970.

Homer Dickens. The Films of Gary Cooper. New York: Citadel Press. 1970. 278pp.

Richard Gehman. The Tall American: The Story of Gary Cooper. New York: Hawthorn. 1963.

Maria Cooper Janis. Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1999. 175pp.

René Jordan. Gary Cooper. New York, NY: Pyramid Publications. 1974.

Stuart M. Kaminsky. Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1979. 295pp.

Jeffrey Meyers. Gary Cooper. London: Robert Hale, Ltd.. 2003. 384pp.

Richard Schickel. Gary Cooper. Boston: Little Brown & Co.. 1985. 111pp.

Larry Swindell. The Last Hero: A Biography of Gary Cooper. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1980. 343pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. Cooper's Women. New York: Prentice-Hall. 1988. 190pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.151)

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.298)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.343)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.221)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.128)

  11. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.100)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.66)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.126)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.97-99)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.174-76)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.152)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.123)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.597)

  19. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.163)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.54)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.283)

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