Gary Cooper by Jeffrey Meyers
An American Hero

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Published to coincide with his centennial in May 2001, this definitive biography of a Hollywood icon portrays actor Gary Cooper as a man of complex and sophisticated tastes, as well as large appetites. Meyers offers a riveting, inside look at Cooper's career; his tempestuous relationships with Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Clara Bow, and Tallulah Bankhead; and his legendary friendship with Ernest Hemingway.

About Jeffrey Meyers

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Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has recently been given an Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Thirty of his books have been translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published February 27, 2001 by Cooper Square Press. 417 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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(He finds that Love in the Afternoon [1957] ""reflected Cooper's relations with his mistresses,"" for example.) Cooper turned his personal charm, ""ravishing androgyny"" and riding skills into a film career that spanned more than 30 years, from 1925 to his death.

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For many old-time movie fans, Gary Cooper remains the archetypal American man—at least the Cooper they oohed and aahed for in such signature films as The Pride of the Yankees, Sergeant York and High Noon (the last two of which earned him Best Actor Oscars).

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