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Dame Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), Actress

Sitter in 166 portraits
Actress. One of the great figures of 20th Century theatre, Cooper started as a chorus girl at the Gaiety Theatre in The Girls of Gottenberg (1907), and returned the following year as a 'travelling newspaper beauty' in Havana. Of all the picture-postcard beauties of the First World War, she was the most popular. She was created a Dame in 1967. In 1971 she wrote, 'Who cares how old I am? Who cares how long ago it was since I first played Peter Pan? ... this is the performance that matters. This is the challenge...just before the curtain rises is still a good time. The air is promise crammed'.

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127680

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127681

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131496

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131497

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131498

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131499

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131500

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131501

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131502

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131503

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131504

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131505

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131506

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131507

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131508

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131509

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131510

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131511

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131512

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131513

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