Birth Name: Bradley Charles Cooper
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 5, 1975
Bradley Cooper is an American actor and producer. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and his father, Charles “Charlie” J. Cooper, was of Irish descent.
Bradley was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2011. He is thus far the only man of Italian heritage to have been given this title by the magazine.
Bradley’s paternal grandfather was Charles Francis Cooper, Jr. (the son of Charles Francis Cooper and Margarett/Margaret M. Boyce). Bradley’s grandfather Charles’s parents were both born in Pennsylvania, and were both of Irish descent. Bradley’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of John William Cooper and Hannah A./B. Roddy or Stack.
Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Anna Mae Cahill (the daughter of Patrick Francis Cahill and Bridget T. Welsh). Anna’s parents were both Irish immigrants, with her own father being from County Donegal, Ireland.
Bradley’s maternal grandfather was Angelo J. Campano (the son of Angelo Campano and Pasqualina “Lina” Cilla). Bradley’s grandfather Angelo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, with his own mother being from Avellino, Campania, Italy.
Bradley’s maternal grandmother was Assunta R. DeFrancesco (the daughter of Gaetano Defrancesco/Di Francesco and Concetta Malena). Assunta was born in Ripa Teatina, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Gaetano was the son of Angelo Defrancesco/Di Francesco and Albina Ferrara.
Bradley’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Francis Cooper, on the 1910 census – https://familysearch.org
Bradley’s maternal grandfather, Angelo J. Campano, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Immigration record of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Assunta R. DeFrancesco – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Assunta R. (DeFrancesco) Campano – http://www.legacy.com
Details Magazine interview with Bradley Cooper, 2009 – http://www.details.com
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