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Gladys Cooper (I) (1888–1971)

Gladys Cooper was the daughter of journalist William Frederick Cooper and his wife Mabel Barnett. As a child she was very striking and was used as a photographic model beginning at six years old. She wanted to become an actress and started on that road in 1905 after being discovered by Seymour Hicks to tour with his company in "Bluebell in ... See full bio »

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 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Grand Duchess Ozerov
- The Ozerov Inheritance (1972) ... Grand Duchess Ozerov
 1971 The Doctors (TV Series)
Harriet Vey
- Episode #1.138 (1971) ... Harriet Vey
- Episode #1.137 (1971) ... Harriet Vey
- Episode #1.136 (1971) ... Harriet Vey
- Episode #1.135 (1971) ... Harriet Vey
- Episode #1.134 (1971) ... Harriet Vey
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ternan
 1969 A Nice Girl Like Me
Aunt Mary
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Aunt Mary
 1967 Callan (TV Series)
Dr. Schultz
- Goodness Burns Too Bright (1967) ... Dr. Schultz
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Grand Duchess Vorokhov
- Black Echo (1967) ... Grand Duchess Vorokhov
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mama Rosha
- The Romany Lie Affair (1966) ... Mama Rosha
 1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Sister McInnes
- Episode #1.861 (1965) ... Sister McInnes
- Episode #1.860 (1965) ... Sister McInnes
- Episode #1.859 (1965) ... Sister McInnes
- Episode #1.858 (1965) ... Sister McInnes
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Hagar Brandt
- Because of the Needle, the Haystack Was Lost (1965) ... Dr. Hagar Brandt
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Laura / Mrs. Raydon
- Consider Her Ways (1964) ... Laura
- What Really Happened (1963) ... Mrs. Raydon
 1962-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Elva Keene / Millie McKenzie / Wanda Dunn
- Night Call (1964) ... Elva Keene
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... Millie McKenzie
- Nothing in the Dark (1962) ... Wanda Dunn
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Mrs. Palmer
- The Borderland (1963) ... Mrs. Palmer
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Harriet Richards
- Who Killed Sweet Betsy? (1963) ... Harriet Richards
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Mrs. Karoudjian
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Arnold Sedgewick
- Custody of the Child (1963) ... Mrs. Arnold Sedgewick
 1963 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Mrs. Higgins
 1962 Fair Exchange (TV Series)
- Dorothy's Trip to Europe (1962) ... Nell
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Margaret Langdon
- In Search of a Son (1962) ... Margaret Langdon
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Mrs. Ernest Johns, Sr.
- Memory of a Red Trolley Car (1962) ... Mrs. Ernest Johns, Sr.
 1961 If the Crown Fits (TV Series)
Madam Olga
- The Ballet (1961) ... Madam Olga
 1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- The Stray Cat (1960) ... Helen
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Edith Salesby
- Lucky Strike (1960) ... Edith Salesby
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Mrs. Maude Harper
- Paradise Lost (1959) ... Mrs. Maude Harper
 1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- The Countess of Bartley (1958) ... Duchess
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Allen / Mrs. Palmer / Mrs. Millet
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Mrs. Allen
- The Mystery of Thirteen (1957) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Circle of the Day (1957) ... Mrs. Millet
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Marguerite Gillespie
- The End of Indian Summer (1957) ... Marguerite Gillespie
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Lady Tichborne
- The Tichborne Claimant (1957) ... Lady Tichborne
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Aunt Pauline
- Sister (1956) ... Aunt Pauline
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Caroline, Lady Binfield
 1951 Thunder on the Hill
Mother Superior
 1948 Homecoming
Mrs. Kirby
 1948 The Pirate
Aunt Inez
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Sophie Patourel
 1946 The Green Years
Grandma Leckie
 1945 Love Letters
Beatrice Remington
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Clarissa Scott
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Alice - Duchess de Brancourt
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Lady Jean Ashwood
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Miss Haskell
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Captain Veronica Steadman
 1943 Forever and a Day
Mrs. Barringer
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Aunt Emmeline
 1942 This Above All
Iris Cathaway
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Maxine Wood
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Mrs. Pillby (scenes deleted)
 1941 The Black Cat
Myrna Hartley
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Mrs. Strafford
 1922 The Bohemian Girl
Arlene Arnheim
 1920 Unmarried
 1917 My Lady's Dress
The Wife
 1917 Masks and Faces
Mabel Vane
 1917 The Sorrows of Satan
Lady Sybil Elton
 1916 The Real Thing at Last (Short)
American Witch
 1914 Danny Donovan, the Gentleman Cracksman (Short)
Mrs. Ashworth
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Other Works:

She acted in Lord Dunsany's play, "If," at the Ambassador's Theatre in London, England with Henry Ainley, Leslie Banks, Marda Vanne, and George Hayes in the cast. Nigel Playfair was director. C. Lovat Fraser was designer. See more »

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3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Gladys Cooper

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Personal Quote:

[on looking into a mirror, on her deathbed]: If this is what virus pneumonia does to one, I really don't think I shall bother to have it again.


Ex-mother-in-law of Robert Hardy. See more »

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