Tommy Cooper(1921-1984), Comedian
Thomas Frederick ('Tommy') Cooper
Sitter in 7 portraits
A popular and much-loved comedian, Cooper was famous for his trademark 'fez' hat, for his act as the magician whose tricks always went wrong and for his catchphrase 'just like that'. His minimalist humour was visual as well as verbal, and universal in its appeal. By 1957, Cooper was starring at major venues in America as well as the UK, and he soon had his own television series. His highly successful career was cut short by a fatal heart attack during a performance at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.