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Wyatt Emory Cooper
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1927
Quitman
Clarke County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1978
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author and film-script writer. He was the husband of heiress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, and father of CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper and the late Carter Cooper. He grew up in New Orleans and moved to New York in his twenties to pursue acting. At age 26 he appeared on Broadway in the cast of 'The Strong Are Lonely.' He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screenwriter writing the screenplay for the film 'The Chapman Reports' starring Shelley Winters and Jane Fonda and also appeared in a bit role in the 1961 film 'Sanctuary.' 
 
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 Parents:
  Emmett Debro Cooper (1888 - 1945)
  Rixie Annie Anderson Birdsong (1896 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (1965 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Moravian Cemetery
New Dorp
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jun 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14669135
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Rest in peace Mr. Cooper. I am enjoying your genealogy and learning about your family. Looking forward to reading your book someday.
- Thomas Lamar Farnum Jr
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014

- Georgia Girl
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