Gladys Cooper

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Birthday
18, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 17, 1971 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 17, 1971 (82)

About

British actress who received Academy Award nominations for her roles in The Song of Bernadette and My Fair Lady.

Before Fame

She began her stage acting career in a 1905 touring production of the musical Bluebell in Fairyland.

Trivia

She continued acting in plays throughout her career and reprised her Broadway and London West End role of Mrs. St. Maugham in The Chalk Garden when she was eighty-two years old.

Family Life

Her three marriages were to Captain Herbert Buckmaster, Sir Neville Pearson, and actor Philip Merivale. Her first two marriages produced two daughters and one son.

Associated With

She received her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Bette Davis' character's mother in the 1942 film Now, Voyager.