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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper was an American actor known for his natural and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961, he was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years, one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. The American Film Institute ranked Cooper at No. 11 on its list of the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Cooper's career spanned 36 years, from 1925 to 1961, included leading roles in 84 feature films, he was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed to both men and women, his range of performances included roles in most major film genres, his ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his natural and authentic appearance on screen. Throughout his career, he sustained a screen persona.

Cooper soon landed acting roles. After establishing himself as a Western hero in his early silent films, he appeared as the Virginian and became a movie star in 1929 with his first sound picture, The Virginian. In the early 1930s, he expanded his heroic image to include more cautious characters in adventure films and dramas such as A Farewell to Arms and The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. During the height of his career, Cooper portrayed a new type of hero—a champion of the common man—in films such as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Meet John Doe, Sergeant York, The Pride of the Yankees, For Whom the Bell Tolls, he portrayed more mature characters at odds with the world in films such as The Fountainhead and High Noon. In his final films, he played non-violent characters searching for redemption in films such as Friendly Persuasion and Man of the West. Frank James Cooper was born in Helena, Montana, on May 7, 1901, the youngest of two sons of English parents Alice and Charles Henry Cooper, his brother, was six years his senior.

Cooper's father came from Houghton Regis and became a prominent lawyer and Montana Supreme Court justice. His mother hailed from Gillingham and married Charles in Montana. In 1906, Charles purchased the 600-acre Seven-Bar-Nine cattle ranch, about 50 miles north of Helena near Craig, Montana. Cooper and Arthur spent their summers at the ranch and learned to ride horses and fish. Cooper attended Central Grade School in Helena. Alice wanted her sons to have an English education, so she took them back to England in 1909 to enroll them in Dunstable Grammar School in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. While there and his brother lived with their father's cousins and Emily Barton, at their home in Houghton Regis. Cooper studied Latin and English history at Dunstable until 1912. While he adapted to English school discipline and learned the requisite social graces, he never adjusted to the rigid class structure and formal Eton collars he was required to wear, he was baptized into the Anglican Church at the Church of All Saints in Houghton Regis on December 3, 1911.

His mother accompanied her sons back to the U. S. in August 1912, Cooper resumed his education at Johnson Grammar School in Helena. When Cooper was 15, he injured his hip in a car accident. On his doctor's recommendation, he returned to the Seven-Bar-Nine ranch to recuperate by horseback riding; the misguided therapy left him with his characteristic stiff, off-balanced walk and angled horse-riding style. He left Helena High School after two years in 1918, returned to the family ranch to work full-time as a cowboy. In 1919, his father arranged for him to attend Gallatin County High School in Bozeman, where English teacher Ida Davis encouraged him to focus on academics and participate in debating and dramatics. Cooper called Davis "the woman responsible for giving up cowboy-ing and going to college". Cooper was still attending high school in 1920 when he took three art courses at Montana Agricultural College in Bozeman, his interest in art was inspired years earlier by the Western paintings of Charles Marion Russell and Frederic Remington.

Cooper admired and studied Russell's Lewis and Clark Meeting Indians at Ross' Hole, which still hangs in the state capitol building in Helena. In 1922, to continue his art education, he enrolled in Grinnell College in Iowa, he was not accepted into the school's drama club. His drawings and watercolor paintings were exhibited throughout the dormitory, he was named art editor for the college yearbook. During the summers of 1922 and 1923, Cooper worked at Yellowstone National Park as a tour guide driving the yellow open-top buses. Despite a promising first 18 months at Grinnell, he left college in February 1924, spent a month in Chicago looking for work as an artist, returned to Helena, where he sold editorial cartoons to the local Independent newspaper. In autumn 1924, Cooper's father left the Montana Supreme Court bench and moved with his wife to Los Angeles to administer the estates of two relatives, Cooper joined his parents there in November at his father's request. After working a series of unpromising jobs, he met two friends from Montana who were working as film extras and stunt riders in low-budget Western films for the small movie studios on Poverty Row.

They introduced him to another Montana cowboy, rodeo champion Jay "Slim" Talbot, who took him t

Dodge 330

The Dodge 330 was a full-size automobile sold by Dodge from 1962 to and 1964, was based on the B-body. The coupe used a 6-cylinder engine; the car was available as a 2dr 4dr Sedan. Base motor was the 225 Slant-Six; the 318 2bbl, 361 2bbl, 383 2bbl, 383 4bbl, 426 4bbl were optional. As an intermediate trim level above the Dart, it came standard with a cigarette lighter, front foam cushions, rear arm rests; the car was 208.1 in long. There was a higher trimmed 440 and Polara available. In 1965, full sized Dodges got bigger on the new C Body with a 121 in wheelbase, the 330 and 440 were both replaced by the new, bigger Polara; the 880 now took the Polara's former place in the lineup. The Dodge 330 Max Wedge was a 330 2 door sedan powered by the 426 Max Wedge with dual 4 Barrel Carburetors and 425 hp, it was available in both years ordered as a super stocker for the race tracks. Civilian versions are rare today. Media related to Dodge 330 at Wikimedia Commons 1963 Dodge 330 Photograph 1963 Dodge 330 station wagon at the 1962 to 1965 Mopar Web Site 1963 Dodge 330 model car 1964 Dodge 330 model car

Yonezawa Station

Yonezawa Station is a railway station in Yonezawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Yonezawa Station is served by the Ōu Main Line and the Yamagata Shinkansen, is located 40.1 kilometers from the starting point of both lines at Fukushima Station. It is a terminal station for the Yonesaka Line. Yonezawa Station is an elevated station with one partial bay platform used for tracks 1, 4 and 5 and one island platform, serving tracks 2 and 3; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Yonezawa Station opened on 15 May 1899; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The Yamagata Shinkansen began operations from 1 July 1992. A new station building was completed in November 1993. National Route 13 National Route 121 Yonezawa City Hall Yonezawa Post Office Uesugi Shrine Yonezawa Women's Junior College JR East station information