Known for movies

Short Info

DiedDecember 4, 2012, Monroe, Georgia, United States
SpouseLuther Cooper

Besse Cooper was born on August 26, 1896, in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Her parents were farmers who died when she was young. She was raised by her grandparents and attended a local one-room schoolhouse. After eighth grade, she left school to help her family.

In 1916, she married Luther Cooper. The couple had four children. Luther died in 1934.

In 1940, she moved to Monroe, Georgia, to live with her daughter. She worked as a seamstress and later as a cook at a local restaurant.

In 1968, she married Richard Miller. The couple had no children.

Besse Cooper began working as a bookkeeper in her later years. In 1996, she was recognized as the oldest working woman in the United States.

She died on December 4, 2012, at the age of 116 years, 103 days.

General Info

Full NameBesse Cooper
DiedDecember 4, 2012, Monroe, Georgia, United States
EducationEast Tennessee State University


SpouseLuther Cooper
ChildrenSidney Cooper, Nancy Cooper Morgan, Luther Cooper Jr., Angie Tharp
ParentsAngie Berry Brown, Richard Brown
SiblingsRichard E. Brown, John Ralph Brown, Edward King Brown, Mary Lee Brown, Thomas Cecil Brown, Urcel Brown

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Sound Department

Le grand silence1997Documentary short sound
Raymond Lévesque: D'amour et d'amertume1997Documentary sound
Le sort de l'Amérique1997Documentary sound
In the Animator's Eye: A Conjurer's Tales - Co Hoedeman1996Documentary sound
L'épopée1996Documentary sound
Le cri de la nuit1996sound recordist
Joyeux Calvaire1996sound
Love Me, Love Me Not1996sound mixer
L'aventure Biodôme1995TV Movie sound
The Acadian Connection1995sound
L'arche de verre1994Documentary sound
La fête des rois1994sound
Rêve aveugle1994sound
La vie d'un héros1994sound
Les amoureuses1993sound
Tous pour un, un pour tous1993sound
Cap Tourmente1993sound
Le sexe des étoiles1993sound
Creative Process: Norman McLaren1993Documentary sound
Pierre Lefèvre on Acting1992Short sound
État critique1992sound
La vie fantôme1992sound
Les quatre cavaliers de l'apocalypse1991sound
Hotel Chronicles1990sound
Le diable d'Amérique1990Documentary sound
Pour l'amour du stress1990Documentary sound
Ballade urbaine1989Documentary short sound
Ferron, Marcelle1989Documentary sound
Sous les draps, les étoiles1989sound
Without Work: Sidetracked1989Short sound
Without Work: The Drive Away1989Short sound
Un cirque en Amérique1989Documentary sound
Emergency1988Documentary short sound
La peau et les os1988Documentary sound
See No Evil1988Documentary sound
Shoot and Cry1988Documentary sound
The Myths of Mental Illness1988sound
Un soleil entre deux nuages1988Documentary sound
Alias Will James1988Documentary sound
Kalamazoo1988sound mixer
Comme deux gouttes d'eau1988Documentary sound
Le creux de la vague1987Short sound
Le deuxième souffle1987Short sound
Tocade1987Short sound
Jack Kerouac's Road: A Franco-American Odyssey1987Documentary sound
A Dog's Tale: A Mexican Parable1986Short sound
At the Wheel: On the Road1986Documentary sound
La bioéthique: une question de choix - L'homme à la traîne1986Short sound
School in the Bush1986Documentary short sound
The Decline of the American Empire1986sound
Anne Trister1986sound
Discussions in Bioethics: The Courage of One's Convictions1985Short sound
For Future Generations1985Documentary sound
Uncle T1985Short sound
The Cap1985TV Movie sound
Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks1985sound
Bayo1985location sound
La dame en couleurs1985sound
Empire, Inc.1985TV Mini-Series sound - 6 episodes
A Good Tree1984Short sound
Real Inside1984Short location sound
The Painted Door1984Short sound
En scène1983Documentary sound
The Road to Total War1983Documentary sound
Léo Gervais, sculpteur1982sound
Beyond Forty1982sound
On est rendus devant le monde!1981Documentary sound
Gui Daò - On the Way: Some Chinese Women Told Us1981Documentary sound
A Québécois Rediscovered: Joseph Légaré 1795-18551980Documentary sound
Gui Daò - On the Way: A Station on the Yangzi1980Documentary sound
Gui Daò - On the Way: Round Trip to Beijing1980Documentary sound
The Inheritance1980Documentary sound
De grâce et d'embarras1980Documentary sound
La voiture des dimanches1980Documentary sound
Le canot à Renald à Thomas1980Documentary sound
La toile de lin1979Documentary short sound
Going the Distance1979Documentary sound
La fiction nucléaire1979Documentary sound
Les Borges1978Documentary sound
Les vrais perdants1978Documentary sound
The Battle of the Châteauguay1978Short sound
Mother of Many Children1977sound re-recordist
Sail Away1977Documentary short re-recording mixer
L'heure bleue1976Short sound
The Walls Come Tumbling Down1976Short documentary sound
Wintersong1976Short sound
Prison1975Short sound re-recordist
The Hecklers1975Documentary sound re-recordist
The Lady and the Owl1975Documentary short sound
Cold Journey1975sound
An Old Box1975Short sound recordist
My Friends Call Me Tony1975Short re-recording
Child, Part 3: Debbie and Robert: 12-24 Months1974Documentary short sound
Cree Hunters of Mistassini1974Documentary sound
Le grand voyage1974Short sound
Paow, Paow, t'es mort!1974Documentary short sound
Salvador Allende Gossens: un témoignage1974Short documentary sound
The Coldspring Project1974Documentary short sound
Claude Gauvreau: Poète1974Documentary sound
Our Land Is Our Life1974Documentary sound
À qui appartient ce gage?1973sound
Child, Part 1: Jamie, Ethan and Marlon: The First Two Months1973Documentary short sound
Community Action Theater on Tour1973Documentary short sound
Goodbye Sousa1973Documentary short sound
Kainai1973Documentary short sound
Station 101973Documentary location sound / re-recording
Where Do We Go from Here?1973Short documentary sound
Richesse des autres1973Documentary sound
Avant de juger l'Indien, chausse ses mocassins1972Short documentary sound
Bloodsugar1972Short sound
Concordia I1972Documentary short sound
Concordia II1972Short sound
Entretien avec Henri Lefebvre1972Documentary short sound
Griffintown1972Documentary short sound
L'attitude néerlandaise1972Documentary short sound
L'automobile1972Documentary short sound
Le labyrinthe1972Documentary short sound
Le sol urbain1972Documentary short sound
Les rives1972Documentary short sound
Les taudis1972Documentary short sound
Locataires et propriétaires1972Documentary short sound
Où va la ville? (1re partie)1972Documentary short sound
Où va la ville? (2e partie)1972Documentary short sound
Réhabilitation des habitations1972Documentary short sound
Rénovation urbaine1972Documentary short sound
Telecommunications: Behind the Scenes1972Documentary short sound
Yesterday - Today: The Netsilik Eskimo1971Documentary sound
VTR St-Jacques1969Documentary short sound


Won Awards

1993GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Overall SoundLe sexe des étoiles (1993)
1987GenieGenie AwardsBest Overall SoundLe déclin de l'empire américain (1986)
1985GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Overall SoundMario (1984)

Nominated Awards

1994GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Overall SoundLa vie d'un héros (1994)
1991GenieGenie AwardsBest Overall SoundMoody Beach (1990)
1986GeminiGemini AwardsBest Sound in a Dramatic Program or SeriesCanada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks (1985)
1986GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Sound EditingLa dame en couleurs (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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