Hello! Rocky was Catholic and so didn’t believe in divorce. It seems to be believed they had some sort of “understanding,” but when Coop fell in love with Patricia Neal, he and Rocky separated, but I’ve read she wouldn’t grant him a divorce due to her religious beliefs. In addition, I think he didn’t want to break up their family for their daughter’s sake. Coop and Rocky eventually reconciled and Patricia Neal went on to later marry Roald Dahl.
Hi! She will be 77 in September. Thanks for stopping by!
Oh my goodness, that is so cool!! Thank you so much for writing and I’m so glad you came across it! I don’t remember exactly where I found that photo, but I seem to remember it being the Gary Cooper Scrapbook, or possibly eBay. Thanks again, and so happy to help! Here’s the link to the original post for anyone else who’s interested!
Sorry for the delay in response! I’m afraid I’m not sure. I saw it on DVD from Netflix years ago, but I’m not sure if there’s a link somewhere. If anyone knows, please tell me and I’ll pass it along!
COOPERS IN IDAHO’S WINTER WONDERLAND
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO…….MRS. GARY COOPER, WIFE OF THE LANKY MOVIE STAR, AND HER TEN-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, MARIA, TAKE TIME OUT FROM THEIR SKIING AT SUN VALLEY TO SMILE FOR THE CAMERA. MARIA ATTENDS SCHOOL AT KETCHUM, IDAHO, NEAR THE WINTER RESORT. THE COOPERS LIVE HERE ALL WINTER. MARIA, INCIDENTLY, HAS RARELY BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED.
Beau Sabreur released on Jan 7, 1928, featured Gary as a soldier in the French Foreign Legion, a definite departure from the Western roles he had recently played. Evelyn Brent was his costar and they had a brief relationship in 1928. William Powell again plays the villain as he did in Nevada (1927). This film was made partly so Paramount could use the extra footage they shot two years earlier for their 1926 film version of Beau Geste starring Ronald Colman. Beau Sabreur is somewhat of a sequel to Beau Geste thus making Gary the only actor in Hollywood history to have appeared in the sequel before also appearing in the original (he played the title role in the 1939 remake of Beau Geste).
“The most recent acquisition to the NZ Hospital in the Middle East has been the newest and most modern surgical beds presented by prominent Hollywood actors and actresses”. Shows the Gary Cooper bed in the NZ General Hospital at Helwan, Egypt, World War II. Taken on 30 December 1941 by an official photographer.
Aujourd’hui 22 Novembre 2013, cette photo s’impose…
J.F. KENNEDY et GARY COOPER - début 1940
Gary Cooper explaining why he liked to play in Westerns.
"Because you realize that our country was and is full of people who believe in America."
I’ve been researching The Coconut Grove for this story that I’m working on. I was really pleased when I found this, which is a short film called Star Night At The Coconut Grove. Its got Gary Cooper, Mary Pickford, and Bing Crosby.
Sans commentaire, car on ne saurait mieux faire… mon cher Gary Cooper !
In 1998 I swam in the pool that used to be his.
That is so amazingly cool!!!