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Legendary Comedian Pat Cooper Passes Away At 93

Comedian Pat Cooper Dies At 93

Pat Cooper, a name synonymous with acerbic wit and comedic brilliance, left a lasting impression on the comedy and entertainment industries. His razor-sharp tongue and quick-fire delivery earned him a place among the greats.

Cooper’s skill knew no limitations in his enduring roles in popular films and TV episodes like “Analyse This,” “Seinfeld,” and the original “Charlie’s Angels”.

Sadly, on Tuesday, at the age of 93, Cooper bid farewell to the world. The news was announced by his wife, Emily Connor.

The Life And Legacy Of Pat Cooper: From Brooklyn Beginnings To Comedy Stardom

Pat Cooper, originally named Pasquale Caputo, was born on July 31, 1929, in Brooklyn. After unsuccessful attempts to join the U.S. Armed Forces, he turned to comedy. Adopting his stage name during his early stand-up days, Cooper’s humorous roasting of his own Italian family further strained their relationship.

Despite facing numerous firings due to his angry onstage persona, Cooper’s talent earned him appearances on popular shows hosted by icons like Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, and Johnny Carson. Cooper made several appearances on The Tonight Show and became a regular on celebrity roasts and Jerry Lewis’ telethons.

Pat Cooper’s Journey From Comedy Albums To Television Fame

Cooper released albums during the comedy boom of the 1960s and appeared in documentary films. In the 1980s, he landed guest spots on TV shows like Vega$, Charlie’s Angels, L.A. Law, and It’s a Living.

Notably, he played himself in a Seinfeld episode and portrayed Salvatore Masiello in the Analyze This film series.

Furthermore, he was ranked on Comedy Central’s list of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. In 2011, Cooper published his memoir titled “How Dare You Say How Dare Me!” co-written with Rich Herschlag and Steve Garrin.

Pat Cooper will forever be remembered as a true icon of laughter!