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Dame Gladys Cooper

(1888-1971), Actress

Sitter in 172 portraits
A great British figure of twentieth-century theatre, Cooper started her career as a chorus girl in The Girls of Gottenberg (1907) with George Edwardes's company at the Gaiety theatre in London, returning the following year as a 'travelling newspaper beauty' in Havana. She was the most popular picture-postcard beauty of the First World War. In 1916, she began to act at the Playhouse, later becoming its manager - one of few women before the Second World War to manage a West End theatre. In 1940, a small role in Hitchcock's Rebecca led to a thirty-year Hollywood career. Notable film successes include Now, Voyager (1942), The Song of Bernadette (1943) and My Fair Lady (1964). She was created a Dame in 1967.

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Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18793

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18793

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18794

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18794

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18795

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18795

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18912

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x18912

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27515

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
postcard print, (12 July 1912)
NPG x27515

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin - NPG x68976

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193698

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193698

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x193699

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193699

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x193700

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193700

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193702

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193702

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193704

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193704

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193705

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 12 July 1912
NPG x193705

John E. Vedrenne; Dame Gladys Cooper; Dennis Eadie, by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x201022

John E. Vedrenne; Dame Gladys Cooper; Dennis Eadie

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1912
NPG x201022

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83032

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 12 July 1912
NPG x83032

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83033

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 12 July 1912
NPG x83033

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102102

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102100

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102099

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102098

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102097

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

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