Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper

Highest Rated: 100% Rebecca (1940)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1888

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, UK

The grand dame of English theater and a prolific screen actress, Gladys Cooper was one of the most revered performers of her generation. She began appearing as a photographic model as a child, and after her stage career began she became a popular pin-up postcard model for British troops during World War I. Her first film appearance was in the silent feature "The Eleventh Commandment" in 1913, but she continued acting on stage, earning notice for work in plays such as Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in 1938 at the Open Air Theatre. Her first important film role was in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca," and she had a supporting role in Alexander Korda's classic romance "That Hamilton Woman." One of her most famous roles came in 1942 when she played the mother of Bette Davis's character in the psychological drama "Now, Voyager"; both she and Davis earned Oscar nominations for their roles. Cooper remained a busy actress throughout the rest of the '40s and '50s and earned another Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in the historical drama "The Song of Bernadette." When the golden age of TV began, Cooper found steady work in classic dramatic shows like "Playhouse 90" and "Twilight Zone," appearing in three episodes of Rod Serling's sci-fi classic. Nearing the end of her career she had a starring role in the con-men sitcom "The Rogues" with co-star Charles Boyer, and played Mrs. Higgins in the film musical "My Fair Lady" earning plaudits--and awards--for both roles.

Highest rated movies

Mr. Lucky
That Hamilton Woman
Rebecca My Fair Lady
Now, Voyager
The Song of Bernadette
The Bishop's Wife
Thunder on the Hill

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Nice Girl Like Me Aunt Mary (Character) - 1969
50% 82% The Happiest Millionaire Aunt Mary (Character) - 1967
95% 90% My Fair Lady Mrs. Higgins (Character) $447.6K 1964
67% 68% The List of Adrian Messenger Mrs. Karoudjian (Character) - 1963
65% 77% Separate Tables Mrs. Railton-Bell (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% At Sword's Point Queen Anne (Character) - 1952
80% 70% Thunder on the Hill Mother Superior (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 75% The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Mme. Dupuis (Character) - 1949
78% 75% The Pirate Aunt Inez (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 76% Green Dolphin Street Sophie Patourel (Character) - 1947
84% 81% The Bishop's Wife Mrs. Hamilton (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Amy Griggs (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of Pity Mrs. Klara Condor (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 53% The Green Years Grandma Leckie (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 82% The Valley of Decision Clarissa Scott (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 61% Love Letters Beatrice Remington (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 74% Mrs. Parkington Alice (Character) - 1944
80% 59% The White Cliffs of Dover Lady Jean Ashwood (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 49% Princess O'Rourke Miss Haskell (Character) - 1943
88% 80% The Song of Bernadette Sister Marie Therese Vauzous (Character) - 1943
100% 70% Mr. Lucky Capt. Veronica Steadman (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Iris Cathaway (Character) - 1942
93% 91% Now, Voyager Mrs. Henry Windle Vale (Character) - 1942
100% 83% That Hamilton Woman Lady Frances Nelson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% The Gay Falcon Maxine Wood (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 34% The Black Cat Myrna Hartley (Character) - 1941
100% 92% Rebecca Beatrice Lacy (Character) - 1940
80% 72% Kitty Foyle Mrs. Strafford (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Duke Duchess d'Angouleme (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Arlene Arnheim (Character) - 1922

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Hagar Brandt (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Margaret St. Clair (Character) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Millie McKenzie (Character) 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Harriet Richards (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Aunt Pauline (Character) 1956

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