Hollywood Idols

Gary Cooper: The Face Of A Hero

Season 1, Episode 14 of 14

Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Gary Cooper's horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies - and he never lost his love of the great American outdoors. Though he rarely played a villain and was an adept comedian, Cooper is best remembered for the strong, silent heroes he portrayed. With his lanky, country-boy looks and shy manner, he created a unique screen presence, though his real life was one of sophisticated elegance. He received three Academy Award nominations and two Academy Awards for his resume of more than 100 films. Cooper's most memorable films include A Farewell to Arms, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Meet John Doe, The Pride of the Yankees and High Noon. Daughter Maria Cooper Janis and actors George C. Scott, Charlton Heston, and Patricia Neal are among those appearing in this profile of one of Hollywood's greatest stars.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
10/12/2018
11 p.m.
1/2/2020
7:31 p.m.
1/3/2020
2:31 a.m.
1/3/2020
5 a.m.
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