Gary Cooper
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1901
Date of Death: 1961
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: Episcopalian, converted to Catholicism in 1959
Occupation: Screen Actor
Spouse: Veronica Balfe
Children: Maria
Political Party: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Days of Infamy
POD: March, 1941;
Relevant POD: December 7, 1941
Appearance(s): Days of Infamy
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Frank James "Gary" Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited for the many Westerns he made.

Gary Cooper in Days of InfamyEdit

Gary Cooper's films were among those available in Hawaii after the Empire of Japan conquered the territory in 1942, including many of his Westerns. Despite the fact that Cooper usually played the quintessential American hero, the Japanese soldiers enthusiastically cheered him on as he battled "savage" Amerindians.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. Days of Infamy, pgs. 376-7.

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