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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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5564

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1920s?
NPG 5564

P331

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1922
NPG P331

P430

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Curtis Moffat
chlorobromide print, circa 1924
NPG P430

P916

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P916

x193697

Dame Gladys Cooper as Eva in 'The Girls of Gottenberg'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1907
NPG x193697

x126415

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x126415

x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x127666

x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127667

x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127668

x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127669

x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127670

x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127671

x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127672

x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127673

x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127674

x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127675

x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127676

x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127677

x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127678

x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127679

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