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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Dame Gladys Cooper DAME GLADYS COOPER (1888-1971), born Gladys Constance Cooper, was a chorus girl at sixteen, the foremost pin-up girl during World War I, and in her twenties, was a star of the British stage. In 1914, at the age of 26, she was in her first film, but 1940 was when her film career truly took off. She played character roles for three decades. She was nominated three times for Academy Awards. She performed on Broadway and was nominated twice for Tony awards as Best Actress (Dramatic) for her performances in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden (1956) and A Passage to India (1962). She also appeared on television in twenty-five episodes of various shows. Gladys Cooper was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1967. Gladys Cooper was truly an actress. I hope you'll take a look at the films mentioned here.

The Song of Bernadette (1943)Haven't you seen The Song of Bernadette (1943) [aka: Franz Werfel's The Song of Bernadette]? She played Sister Marie Therese Vauzous.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Rebecca (1940) She played Beatrice Lacy.
My Fair Lady (1964) She played Mrs. Higgins, Henry's mother.
The Bishop's Wife (1947) She played Mrs. Hamilton.
The Happiest Millionaire (1967) She played Aunt Mary Drexel.

*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph" Date: Thurs, Aug 31 2006 / 06:44:28 PST

Academy Awards®
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1942 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: NOW, VOYAGER
1943 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
1964 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: MY FAIR LADY