Ben Cooper

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Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper in Bonanza episode Showdown (1).jpg
Cooper in Bonanza (1960)
Born (1933-09-30) September 30, 1933 (age 81)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Pamela R. Cooper (m. 1960–2008)
Children Two daughters

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

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 (film).

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.

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.[2] His wife, actress Pamela R. Cooper, died in 2008.

Selected filmography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IMDB lists Cooper's year of birth as 1933, but posts 1930
  2. ^ "Ben Cooper". All Movie. Retrieved January 15, 2009. 

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