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Dame Gladys Cooper
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Born in Lewisham, London
Born on 18th of December 1888
Died on 17th of November 1971

Born 1888. Died 1971 - English actress.

Child model, made stage debut in Bluebell in Fairyland (1905). Appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest (1911) and The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1922). Primarily a stage actor but made film debut in 1913 and received three Academy Award nominations. Appeared in television series The Rogues (1964-65). Final stage appearance in The Chalk Garden (1971).

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