Merian C. Cooper

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Birthday
24, 1893
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Apr 21, 1973 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1893
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Apr 21, 1973 (79)

About

Creator and co-producer of the 1933 film classic King Kong. He was also a veteran of two World Wars and awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Before Fame

He was a bomber pilot during WWI and was shot down and taken prisoner. He then flew in the Polish war against Russia, where he was once again shot down and taken as a POW.

Trivia

He co-wrote or co-produced major Hollywood films like Flying Down to Rio, The Last Days of Pompeii, and The Searchers starring John Wayne.

Family Life

He was born in Jacksonville, Florida. His father John C. Cooper was of English descent.

Associated With

He served in China and the Pacific in World War II alongside the Air Force general Henry Arnold.