Ben Cooper

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Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper 1954.jpg
Cooper in 1954
Born (1933-09-30) September 30, 1933 (age 83)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949-1995
Spouse(s) Pamela R. Cooper (m. 1960–2008) (her death) (2 children)
Children Two daughters

Ben Cooper (born September 30, 1933) is a retired American actor of film and television, who won a Golden Boot Award in 2005 for his work in Westerns.[1]

Film and television career[edit]

Cooper's earliest credited screen appearance was as an eighteen-year-old in 1952–1953 on the Armstrong Circle Theatre, then on NBC, in the two episodes "The Commandant's Clock" and "Changing Dream". Thereafter, he appeared in numerous films such as Thunderbirds, Johnny Guitar and The Rose Tattoo.

Starting in 1959, Cooper began appearing on dozens of television westerns, starting with NBC's Tales of Wells Fargo. Other series include Wagon Train, Bonanza and Rawhide. He played the character Frank Wells, in the 1961 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Impatient Partner."

Personal life[edit]

Cooper, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, resides in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He has two daughters. He attended Columbia University in New York City. His wife, actress Pamela R. Cooper, died in 2008.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected television appearances[edit]

Cooper was a notable performer in many television westerns. These performances include appearances in the following television westerns:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowan, Terry (2015). Who's Who In Hollywood. p. 74. ISBN 9781329074491. 

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