(1789-1851) US writer, considered the first great US novelist. He wrote about 50 novels, mostly about the frontier, wilderness life, and the sea. He is best remembered for his Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels: The Pioneers 1823, The Last of the Mohicans 1826, The Prairie 1827, The Pathfinder 1840, and The Deerslayer 1841. All describe the adventures of the frontier hero Natty Bumppo before and after the American Revolution.
Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey, son of the wealthy landowner who founded Cooperstown, New York. He grew up in that frontier settlement and after expulsion from Yale sailed as an apprentice seaman in Europe. In 1811 he married the wealthy Susan DeLancey and became a gentleman farmer, achieving success as a writer with his novel The Spy 1821. He then moved to New York City, where he became a member of the Knickerbocker Group of writers. Cooper lived and wrote in Europe for seven years before returning to New York 1833 to live in Cooperstown. His many works include The Pilot 1823 (the first American novel of the sea), The Red Rover 1828, and Satanstoe 1845.
(1901-1962) US film actor. He epitomized the lean, true-hearted American, slow of speech but capable of outdoing the “bad guys”. His films include Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935, Mr Deeds Goes to Town 1936, Sergeant York 1940 (Academy Award), and High Noon 1952 (Academy Award).
In 1960 he received a special Academy Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema.
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Sinonimi: barrel maker
ETYM From Coop.
A craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs; SYN. barrel maker.
Grand Prix motor-racing team formed by John Cooper (1923–). They built Formula Two and Formula Three automobiles before building their revolutionary rear-engined Cooper T45 in 1958.
Jack Brabham won the 1959 world title in a Cooper and the team won the Constructor's Championship. Both Brabham and Cooper retained their titles the following year. However, other rear-engined automobiles subsequently proved more successful and in 1968 Cooper left Formula One racing.