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September 1954. "Photographs show actor Gary Cooper at home in California with wife Veronica and daughter Maria, and on patio smoking pipe." Color transparency by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Gary Cooper, Strong and Silent for Thirty Years." View full size.