Sunday, April 19, 2015

RIP George Cooper

RIP George Cooper

San Luis Obispo The Tribune
April 19, 2015

George Cooper George Healey Cooper passed February 14, 2015. He was 95 years old. George was born in January 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, the same month prohibition began. His father, George Healey Cooper was a stage and silent film actor. He moved to Hollywood, California when he was nine months old before moving to Santa Monica in 1927. He loved California and lived there most of his life. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and attended The Ben Bard Players acting school in 1945 where he met and married Valerie Conte the mother of his four children. Noteworthy accomplishments include an actor under contract with RKO Studios and later worked in both film and television before developing George Cooper Publications. He was a fine art marine artist, husband and loving father. He enjoyed traveling and spending time near the ocean. He spent the last 15 years of his life on the Central Coast of California and always referred to it as his oasis. He was most grateful and proud to have forty-four years of sober living. George is survived by his children: George Cooper III, Christine Alton Shiers, Mary Leavitt, and Kerry Germain; grandchildren: Kameron Alton, Ryan Alton, and Jack Germain, and great- granddaughter, Hazel Alton. His ashes will be scattered over the Pacific Ocean during a private family service and celebration of his life. Sign his guestbook at

COOPER, George (George Healey Cooper)
Born: 1/24/1920, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 2/14/2015, San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A.

George Cooper’s westerns – actor:
Blood on the Moon – 1948 (Fred Barden)
Roughshod – 1949 (Jim Clayton)
The Gene Autry Show (TV) – 1951 (Johnny ‘Buckeye’ Hollis)

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