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Gladys Cooper

Dame Gladys Constance Cooper, DBE (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971) was an English actress whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and on television. Beginning on the stage as a teenager in Edwardian musical comedy and pantomime, she was starring in dramatic roles and silent films by World War I. She also became a manager of the Playhouse Theatre from 1917 to 1933, where she played many roles. Beginning in the early 1920s, Cooper was winning praise in plays by W. Somerset Maugham and others. In the 1930s, she was starring steadily both in the West End and on Broadway. Moving to Hollywood in 1940, Cooper found success in a variety of character roles; she was nominated for three Academy Awards, the last one as Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964). Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she mixed her stage and film careers, continuing to star on stage until her last year. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gladys Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Dec 18, 1888 In Chiswick, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Masks and Faces 1917-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Switch 1976-06-07
Known For
Poster of The Switch
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of My Fair Lady
Poster of Rebecca
Movie The Switch Grand Duchess Ozerov 1976-06-07
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie A Nice Girl Like Me Aunt Mary 1969-12-03
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Callan Unknown 1967-07-08
Movie The Happiest Millionaire Aunt Mary Drexel 1967-11-30
Series Run, Buddy, Run Unknown 1966-09-12
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Movie Night Call 1964-02-07
Movie My Fair Lady Mrs. Higgins 1964-10-21
Series The Rogues Margaret St. Clair 1964-09-13
Movie The List of Adrian Messenger Mrs. Karoudjian 1963-05-23
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Twilight Zone Elva Keene 1959-10-02
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Separate Tables Mrs. Railton-Bell 1958-12-18
Movie The Man Who Loved Redheads Lady Binfield 1955-02-06
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie At Sword's Point Queen Anne 1952-04-22
Movie Thunder on the Hill Mother Superior 1951-10-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock 1949-04-30
Movie Madame Bovary Madame Dupuis 1949-08-25
Movie Homecoming Mrs. Kirby 1948-04-29
Movie The Pirate Tante Inez 1948-06-11
Movie Green Dolphin Street Sophie Patourel 1947-01-15
Movie The Bishop's Wife Mrs. Hamilton 1947-12-25
Movie The Green Years Grandma Leckie 1946-07-04
Movie Beware of Pity Mrs. Klara Condor 1946-07-22
Movie The Cockeyed Miracle Amy Griggs 1946-10-26
Movie The Valley of Decision Clarissa Scott 1945-05-03
Movie Love Letters Beatrice Remington 1945-10-26
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Jean Ashwood 1944-05-11
Movie Mrs. Parkington Alice - Dutchess de Brancourt 1944-10-12
Movie Mr. Lucky Captain Veronica Steadman 1943-07-01
Movie Forever and a Day Mrs. Barringer 1943-01-21
Movie Princess O'Rourke Miss Haskell 1943-10-23
Movie The Song of Bernadette Sister Marie Therese Vauzous 1943-12-21
Movie This Above All Iris Cathaway 1942-05-12
Movie Eagle Squadron Aunt Emmeline 1942-06-16
Movie Now, Voyager Mrs. Henry Vale 1942-10-22
Movie The Black Cat Myrna Hartley 1941-05-02
Movie That Hamilton Woman Lady Francis Nelson 1941-04-03
Movie The Gay Falcon Maxine Wood 1941-10-24
Movie Rebecca Beatrice Lacy 1940-03-23
Movie Kitty Foyle Mrs. Strafford 1940-12-27
Movie The Iron Duke 1934-11-30
Movie Bonnie Prince Charlie Flora MacDonald 1923-11-01
Movie The Bohemian Girl Arlene Arnheim 1922-07-27
Movie Masks and Faces Mabel Vane 1917-03-01