Saturday, 19 March 2011

Style Icon XXV: Gary Cooper

Especially because one of the Sky channels is screening High Noon today, let us include Gary Cooper (1901-1961). Celebrated in the 1929 song, by Irving Berlin, Puttin' On The Ritz with the line:

"Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)",

Cooper was the son of English parents and even spent a few years at school in England but Montana was the family home. He started acting in 1925 and won two Oscars for best actor in Sergeant York (1942) and High Noon (1952)and was famed for his laconic delivery: "Yep"; "Nope".

Here he is in High Noon with Grace Kelly.

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