Merian C. Cooper Overview:

Producer, Merian C. Cooper, was born Merian Coldwell Cooper on Oct 24, 1893 in Jacksonville, FL. Cooper died at the age of 79 on Apr 21, 1973 in San Diego, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. However he won one Honorary Award in 1952 for his many innovations and contributions to the art of motion pictures .

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Merian C. Cooper Facts
He and Robert Armstrong, who played Carl Denham in King Kong (1933), died within 16 hours of each other.

Entered the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in the Class of 1915. He left in his senior year. In 1916, he joined the Georgia National Guard to help chase Pancho Villa in Mexico.

Honored by NBC Radio's "This Is Your Life" (5 April 1949). Guests included Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Fay Wray, and wife Dorothy Jordan.

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