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 Melville Cooper

Melville Cooper

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 17 Nov 1973 (aged 77)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Adoration section, 6602
Memorial ID 5883 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Birmingham, England, he made his stage debut at Stratford-on-Avon in 1914 and began appearing in British films in 1931. American critics praised his performances in "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934) and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1935), and in 1936 he settled in Hollywood. A pudgy gent with a nasal voice and a look of permanent disdain, Cooper was most often cast as a snooty butler or ineffectual fop. His best roles were as the wimpy Sheriff of Nottingham in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), as Greer Garson's pompous suitor Mr. Collins in "Pride and Prejudice" (1940), and as the wedding planner who drives Spencer Tracy nuts in "Father of the Bride" (1950). Among his other films are "Rebecca" (1940), "The Lady Eve" (1941), "Random Harvest" (1942), "Love Happy" (1950), and "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956). Cooper was also seen on the Broadway stage and he devoted himself to the theatre exclusively after 1960.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 13 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melville Cooper (15 Oct 1896–17 Nov 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5883, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .