Oct 13

Ben Cooper Celebrity interview with host Cheryl Rogers Barnett

Here is a wonderful Celebrity Interview with Ben Cooper. Ben Cooper is a very dear friend. I had a crush on him when I was about 13 years old and saw him in “Johnny Guitar” at the Sherman Oaks Theater. Ben started out as a child actor, working on radio, in the New York Theater and the earliest TV shows. He has an incredible memory and, ever the perfectionist, learned not only his part of any script, but everyone else’s as well. This ability, of course, impressed the casting

directors and everyone else who participated in the projects. Ben has always had a baby face and, even though he was killed in loads of his performances, he sometimes got to play the killer just because it would be such a surprise to the audience. I had a great time doing this interview and I hope you enjoy it.

From Cheryl Rogers Barnett’s https://westernstarstheater.com
Ben guest starred in just about every TV western made and was also a guest star on many non westerns like “The Twilight Zone” episode “Still Valley”
THANK YOU to The Museum of Film History in Lone Pine California for letting us share this video! This interview and many others are available in the museum’s gift shop. Here is the link to their website. http://www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org

1 comment

  1. Terri de la Pena

    So wonderful to see Ben Cooper after all these years! He looks fabulous. Gosh, I saw him back in the 1960s when he wa at a benefit event at Santa Monica Airport and I recall that he recited “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning to his wife. I’m sorry to hear she has passed on. Obviously, he loved her very much.

    Cheryl is a fantastic interviewer. I really enjoyed watching this!

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