Born October 15, 1896 Character Actor Melville Cooper!
Plump-faced, droopy-eyed, Character Actor, Melville Cooper, appeared in over 100 film and TV roles — playing pompous ineffectual types — blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants, 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 my personal favorite — Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice!
My dear Miss Elizabeth, I think you ought to take into consideration,
that in spite of your loveliness and amiable qualifications, you are
practically penniless and it is by no means certain that another offer
of marriage may ever be made you.
-Melville Cooper as Mr. Collins in
Pride and Prejudice
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