Job Actor
Years active 1914-61
Known for Pompous ineffectual types, blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants, snobs
Top Roles High Sheriff of Nottingham, Mr. Collins, George, Mr. Tringle, Throckmorton
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Drama, Adventure, Film Adaptation, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Comic), Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Jane Darwell, Mervyn LeRoy, Fritz Feld  see more..

Melville Cooper Overview:

Character actor, Melville Cooper, was born George Melville Cooper on Oct 15, 1896 in Birmingham, England. Cooper died at the age of 76 on Mar 31, 1973 in Woodland Hills, CA .

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Melville Cooper appeared in over 100 film and TV roles -- playing pompous ineffectual types -- blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants and snobs. Most notably, he played the High Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gerald (the conman) in The Lady Eve, Mr. Tringle (the wedding supervisor) in Father of the Bride, and Elizabeth's ostentatious clergyman cousin (and hopeful suitor), Mr. Collins, in Pride & Prejudice!

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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What a Character Blogathon 2014:

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 18, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Yes, Indeed! is Quite a Character! Pompous snobs, disdainful servants, cowards, bunglers, confidence men and thieves… yes, that would be , and he is quite the character! ?I can still remember the first time I ‘encountered’ him — as Miss Elizabet... Read full article


Mini Tribute Character Actor:

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 15, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born October 15, 1896 Character Actor ! Plump-faced, droopy-eyed, Character Actor, , appeared in over 100 film and TV roles — playing pompous ineffectual types — blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants, snobs. Most notably, he played the High Sheri... Read full article


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Melville Cooper Quotes:

The Impostor: Is it true he had eight hundred and fifty-seven affairs in three years?
Leporello: To be exact, nine hundred and three.


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One child, daughter Valerie.

Served as a lieutenant with the Seaforth Highlanders in World War I and was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans.

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