Gary Cooper and Marion Davies in Operator 13 (1934)

Gary Cooper and Marion Davies in Operator 13 (1934)

Gary Cooper and Marion Davies in Operator 13 (1934)

Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper’s ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.

Marion Cecilia Davies (née Douras January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist.

Operator 13 is a 1934 American romance film directed by Richard Boleslawski and starring Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, and Jean Parker. Based on stories written by Robert W. Chambers, the film is about a Union spy who impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. (from Wikipedia)

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