Melville Cooper

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Melville Cooper
Melville Cooper in Life Begins at Eight-Thirty.jpg
Melville Cooper in Life Begins at Eight Thirty (1942).
Born George Melville Cooper
(1896-10-15)15 October 1896
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died 13 March 1973(1973-03-13) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Resting place
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914–61
Spouse(s) Gladys Grice (?–?) (divorced)
Elizabeth Sutherland (?–1973) (his death)
Rita Page (?–1954) (her death) 1 child

George Melville Cooper (15 October 1896 – 13 March 1973), best known as Melville Cooper, was a British stage, film and television actor. Among his roles are the cowardly Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, and Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, with Greer Garson.

His stage debut came in Stratford-upon-Avon at the age of eighteen. In 1934, he moved to the United States, where he was usually cast as ineffectual snobs or crooks. As his film career wound down in the 1950s, he turned to television and back to the stage. He was an early panelist on the American game show I've Got A Secret.

Cooper died on March 13, 1973 in Los Angeles.

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