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Frank J. Cooper | Garry Cooper
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
[February, 1942, accepting his Academy Award for Sergeant York
(1941) from James Stewart
] It was Sergeant Alvin York [Alvin C. York
] who won this award. Because to the best of my ability, I tried to be Sergeant York. Shucks, I've been in the business 16 years and sometimes dreamed I might get one of these things. That's all I can say . . . Funny, when I was dreaming I always made a good speech.
In 1925 he befriended another young, struggling, would-be actor named Walter Brennan
. At one point they were even appearing as a team at casting offices, and although Cooper emerged in major and leading roles first, they would work together in the good years, too. Most memorably they starred in The Westerner
(1940) together, where the general critical consensus was that Brennan's underplayed ...