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Gladys Cooper: A Biography

4.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
For those who thought that Dame Gladys Cooper was only the character actress who played grande dames and dowagers, this book is a real eye-opener. Cooper was one of the most collected postcard stars during WWI, and by the time she arrived in Hollywood, she had been acting for almost forty years and had run her own theatre. Review by Graceann Macleod "Books Fuel My Life" ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published December 31st 1979 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Graceann
Mar 24, 2010 Graceann rated it it was amazing
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For those who thought that Dame Gladys Cooper was only the character actress who played grande dames and dowagers, this book is a real eye-opener. Cooper was one of the most collected postcard stars during WWI, and by the time she arrived in Hollywood, she had been acting for almost forty years and had run her own theatre.

Sheridan Morley, her grandson, wrote this book with great love, yet it is surprisingly clear-eyed. She was not an easy woman to get along with, but her family and friends seem
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Oh, my! How I would love to have known this woman. What great fun she must have been. The author (her grandson) truly makes her come alive.

Gladys Cooper was a great beauty and a great stage actress during the teens, 20s, 30s and 40s in England and in the U.S. She was a World War I pin-up girl; a beauty who took neither herself nor her beauty nor her acting too seriously. Her great loves were her children and her menagerie. She seems to have had a wonderful sense of humor, didn't suffer fools gla
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