|Born||July 31, 1892|
San Francisco, California, USA
|Died||June 17, 1987 (aged 94)|
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Relatives||George Stevens (nephew)|
Olivette "Olive" Cooper was a prolific American screenwriter known for movies like Cocoanut Grove , Bandit King of Texas , and Three Little Sisters . She wrote many of the screenplays for Roy Rogers and Gene Autry vehicles.
Cooper was born in San Francisco to a well-known theatrical family. Her mother, Georgia Woodthorpe, was an actress, as was her sister, Georgie Cooper. Her nephew, George Stevens, went on to become a celebrated Hollywood director.Her brother Harry was a cinematographer.
She got her start in Bay Area theater productions before moving to Hollywood.She appeared chiefly in character roles and comedic parts. After appearing in a few short films in the early 1930s, she decided to pursue a career as a screenwriter. She wrote dozens of scripts over the course of her career, many of which were Westerns. She often collaborated with directors Joseph Kane, Lew Landers, and Joseph Santley.
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