Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper -

Tall, lean, and slow speaking, Gary Cooper had a great, long career. His defining role was as "Sergeant York." Notable films include "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Pride of the Yankees," "Ball of Fire," and "High Noon."

Speaking of his popularity, Gary Cooper once said, "Until I came along, all the leading men were handsome, but luckily they wrote a lot of stories about the fellow next door."

Gary Cooper won two Best Actor Oscars and he received a Special Academy Award in 1960, for his many years of memorable screen performances. More