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Ben Cooper, Western film icon, dead at 86


Added 02-26-20 05:20:03pm EST - “Ben Cooper, a Western film actor most famous for his role as the bandit Turkey Ralston in? "Johnny Guitar" and numerous other Western projects for the big and silver screens, has died.? He was 86.” - Foxnews.com

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Ben Cooper, a Western film actor most famous for his role as the bandit Turkey Ralston in “Johnny Guitar” and numerous other projects for the big and small screens, has died. He was 86.

Cooper died Monday in Memphis, Tenn., following a long battle with an illness, his nephew Pete Searls confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

Born on Sept. 30, 1933, in Hartford, Conn., Cooper cut his chops acting in the period comedy “Life With Father” on Broadway in March 1942 where he remained for seven years playing two of the family’s four sons over the period.

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