Funeral of Gary Cooper. Jimmy Stewart is one of the pallbearers. On the left are Gary Cooper’s widow and daughter. 18th May 1961.
Gary Coopers Separate
HOLLYWOOD, (AP) — Mrs. Gary Cooper’s attorney said last night that she and the actor have separated.
The attorney, Graham Sterling, said he did not know whether she plans to seek a divorce, but negotiations for a property settlement are under way.
The Coopers disclosed last November that they had quarreled. She said then that under no circumstances would she ever get a divorce.
Mrs. Cooper could nor be reached for comment. Her husband is on location for a film in Naples, Fla.
The Coopers have been married 17 years and have a daughter, Maria, 13.
May 17, 1951
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 17—SILENT TRIBUTE FROM A FAN—A man who declined to identify himself except to say he is a fan of actor Gary Cooper, kneels today beside the floral-covered grave of the movie star in Holy Cross Cemetery near Beverly Hills, Calif. Cooper died of cancer on Saturday and was buried yesterday.
HOLLYWOOD, May 16—COOPER WIDOW AT ROSARY—Mrs. Veronica Cooper leaves a Hollywood mortuary last night after a rosary service for her husband, actor Gary Cooper. Only a few invited friends were present. Funeral services are this morning.
MAY 16 1961
- BEHIND THE SCENES -
For his role in “The Pride of the Yankees,” Samuel Goldwyn production based on the life of baseball’s Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper had to train for three months to become a left for the role of the immortal Lou Gehrig.
[Pretty sure this isn’t true as I read they just flipped the film to make him a lefty]
Gary Cooper in The Spoilers (1930)