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Dame Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), Actress

Sitter associated with 165 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
vintage postcard print, (12 July 1912)
NPG x27515

x68976

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin
sepia-toned bromide print on card mount, circa 1912
NPG x68976

x83032

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 12 July 1912
NPG x83032

x83033

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 12 July 1912
NPG x83033

x102102

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102102

x102100

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102100

x102099

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102099

x102098

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102098

x102097

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102097

x102096

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102096

x102095

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102095

x102094

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102094

x102093

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102093

x102092

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102092

x102101

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102101

x102103

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x102103

x127505

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
vintage bromide print on grey card and photographer's mount, 1913
NPG x127505

x18913

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x18913

x18914

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x18914

Ax160303

Dame Gladys Cooper

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured matte bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG Ax160303