Of Human Interest: News-lite

The western good guy, the cowboy in the white hat made famous by Owen Wister's 1902 book "The Virginian," turns a century old this month. James Butler, a La Salle University professor of English and Wister scholar calls Wister the "Kipling of the American
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 127th day of 2002 with 238 to follow.
By United Press International

Alan King brings Sam Goldwyn to the stage

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Alan King is back on the New York stage in a role that fits him like a glove -- that of Hollywood movie mogul Sam Goldwyn, who began his career as a glove sales

Film of the Week: Costner in 'Dragonfly'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "Dragonfly," starring Kevin Costner, is the perfect ghost story for people who don't like ghost stories because - like me - they are complete wusses about scary
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Redford belongs to that small group of superstars who have never won an Oscar for their acting achievements.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- 'Tis said love makes the world go 'round.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Hollywood P.I.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- By most standards, America has contributed relatively few genuine and positive cultural innovations to the world. Jazz is certainly one noteworthy accomplishmen
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -- Gary Cooper once said Hollywood acting was like riding a streetcar; every time a newcomer climbed aboard an old-timer was pushed off the back
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Gary Cooper
December 21, 1976: HOLLYWOOD: Playing Clint Eastwood's leading lady is tantamount to becoming the invisible woman. One may recall leading ladies in movies with Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Richard Burton, or Clark Gable. But Eastwood never lets a leading lady become too familiar with him. The latest of his costars is Tyne Daly, an Irish brunette who plays a lady cop in "The Enforcer.” She hopes that in spite of the obscurity of Clint's leading ladies, her role will launch her on the road to stardom. (UPI Photo/Handout/Files)

Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made. His career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred films.

Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. He also received an Honorary Award in 1961 from the Academy.

Decades later, the American Film Institute named Cooper among the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, ranking 11th among males from the Classical Hollywood cinema period. In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees, and Alvin York in Sergeant York made the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list, all of them as heroes.

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