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George Melville Cooper (15 October 1896 – 13 March 1973), best known as Melville Cooper, was a British stage, film and television actor. Among his roles are the cowardly Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, and Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, with Greer Garson.

His stage debut came in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the age of eighteen. In 1934, he moved to the United States, where he was usually cast as ineffectual snobs or crooks. As his film career wound down in the 1950s, he turned to television and back to the stage. He was an early panelist on the American game show I've Got A Secret.

Cooper died in 1973 and was interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Melville Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Melville Cooper (15 October 1896 – 13 March 1973), best known as Melville Cooper, was a British stage, film and television actor. Among his roles are the cowardly Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, and Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, with Greer Garson.

His stage debut came in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the age of eighteen. In 1934, he moved to the United States, where he was usually cast as ineffectual snobs or crooks. As his film career wound down in the 1950s, he turned to television and back to the stage. He was an early panelist on the American game show I've Got A Secret.

Cooper died in 1973 and was interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Melville Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1896-10-15

Day of Death 1973-03-31

Place of Birth Birmingham, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1958 From the Earth to the Moon as Bancroft
1957 The Story of Mankind as Major Domo
1956 Bundle of Joy as Adams, the Butler
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Mr. Talley
1956 West Point (1 episode)
1956 Diane as Physician
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (3 episodes)
1955 Moonfleet as Felix Ratsey
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 It Should Happen to You as Guest Panelist
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1950 Let's Dance as Charles Wagstaffe
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 The Petty Girl as Beardsley (Petty's butler, aka Uncle Ben)
1950 The Underworld Story as Maj. Redford
1950 Father of the Bride as Mr. Tringle
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (4 episodes)
1949 And Baby Makes Three as Gibson
1949 The Red Danube as Private David Moonlight
1949 Love Happy as Lefty Throckmorton
1948 Enchantment as Jeweller
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1947 The Imperfect Lady as Lord Montglyn
1947 13 Rue Madeleine as Pappy Simpson
1946 Heartbeat as Roland Latour
1943 My Kingdom For A Cook as Angus Sheffield
1943 Holy Matrimony as Dr. Caswell
1943 Immortal Sergeant as Pilcher
1943 Hit Parade of 1943 as Bradley Cole
1942 Random Harvest as George
1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty as Barty
1942 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6
1942 The Affairs of Martha as Dr. Clarence Sommerfield
1942 This Above All as Wilbur
1941 You Belong to Me as Moody
1941 The Flame of New Orleans as Brother-in-Law
1941 Scotland Yard as Dr. Crownfield
1941 The Lady Eve as Gerald
1940 Charlie Chan in Murder over New York as Herbert 'Snuffy' Fenton
1940 Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Collins
1940 Escape to Glory as Ship's Mate Penney
1940 Rebecca as Coroner
1940 Too Many Husbands as Peter
1939 The Sun Never Sets as Cosey
1939 Blind Alley as George Curtis
1939 I'm from Missouri as Hearne
1938 The Dawn Patrol as Sergeant Watkins
1938 Dramatic School as Boulin
1938 Comet Over Broadway as Emerson
1938 Hard to Get as John Case
1938 Garden of the Moon as Maurice
1938 Four's a Crowd as Bingham, Dillingwell's Butler
1938 Gold Diggers in Paris as Pierre aka Fernand LeBrec
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood as High Sheriff of Nottingham
1938 Women Are Like That as Mainwaring
1937 Tovarich as Charles Dupont
1937 The Great Garrick as M. W. Picard
1937 Thin Ice as Krantz
1936 The Gorgeous Hussy as Cuthbert
1935 The Bishop Misbehaves as Collins
1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel as Romney
1934 The Private Life of Don Juan as Leporello
1932 Two White Arms as Mack
1931 Black Coffee as Insp. Japp
1931 The Calendar as Mr. Wayne
1930 All Riot on the Western Front

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