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Alma mater  Columbia University
Name  Ben Cooper
Occupation  Actor
Role  Cricketer
Years active  1949-1995
Position  Batsman
Children  Two daughters

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Born  September 30, 1933 (age 82) (1933-09-30) Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse(s)  Pamela R. Cooper (m. 1960–2008) (her death) (2 children)
Number  32 (Netherlands national cricket team / Batsman)

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Ben Cooper (born September 30, 1933) is a retired American actor of film and television, who won a Golden Boot Award in 2005 for his work in Westerns.


Film and television career

Cooper's earliest credited screen appearance was as an eighteen-year-old in 1952–1953 on the Armstrong Circle Theatre, then on NBC, in the two episodes "The Commandant's Clock" and "Changing Dream". Thereafter, he appeared in numerous films such as Thunderbirds, Johnny Guitar and The Rose Tattoo.

Starting in 1959, Cooper began appearing on dozens of television westerns, starting with NBC's Tales of Wells Fargo. Other series include Wagon Train, Bonanza and Rawhide. He played the character Frank Wells, in the 1961 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Impatient Partner."

Personal life

Cooper, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, resides in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He has two daughters. He attended Columbia University in New York City. His wife, actress Pamela R. Cooper, died in 2008.

Selected filmography

  • Thunderbirds (1952)
  • Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954)
  • The Rose Tattoo (1955)
  • The Eternal Sea (1955)
  • The Last Command (1955)
  • Rebel in Town (1956)
  • Duel at Apache Wells (1957)
  • Outlaw's Son (1957)
  • One Step Beyond (1959)
  • Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
  • Arizona Raiders (1965)
  • Waco (1966)
  • Red Tomahawk (1967)
  • The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)
  • Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
  • Selected television appearances

    Cooper was a notable performer in many television westerns. These performances include appearances in the following television westerns:

  • Tales of Wells Fargo
  • Wichita Town
  • Johnny Ringo
  • Wagon Train
  • Zane Grey Theater
  • Stagecoach West
  • The Westerner
  • The Rifleman
  • Bonanza
  • Laramie
  • Rawhide
  • Gunsmoke
  • Death Valley Days
  • The Virginian
  • Kung Fu
  • References

    Ben Cooper Wikipedia

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