- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (3)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 2
American actor who became a major star after his 1941 appearance in "Sergeant York." He won the Oscar for that role, and again for his role in "High Noon," 1952.
Cooper was nominated for the Oscar for "Mr. Deeds Goes to town," "The Pride of the Yankees," and "For Whom the Bell Tolls." His last film, "the Naked Edge," was filmed in 1961. During a 35-year career, he made at least 95 films.
In 1960, Cooper was hospitalized in Hollywood and Boston for abdominal and prostate surgery. By the end of 1960 he seemed fit, but complained of back pain. It turned out to be cancer in the colon which was treated surgically.
On 27 December 1960, his wife, Rocky was called to the doctor's office where she learned that her husband had inoperable lung cancer. They did not tell Cooper until he asked, two months later.
By early May he was failing but was able to talk to Rocky and his daughter Maria until the final two days, when he was heavily sedated.
Cooper, one of the most beloved figures in Hollywood, died at his home in Holmby Hills on 13 May 1961 at 12:47 p.m., at the age of 60.