Courtney Ryley Cooper

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Birthday
31, 1886
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Sep 29, 1940 (53)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1886
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Sep 29, 1940 (53)

About

An American circus performer and author, he wrote such popular works as Here's to Crime and Ten-Thousand Public Enemies. The latter work celebrates the FBI.

Before Fame

He left home at age sixteen to join the circus and worked as a clown before becoming the circus's general manager.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplay for Wild Cargo.

Family Life

He committed suicide; the motivation for the act is still unclear.

Associated With

He was Annie Oakley's first biographer.