Stanley Cooper

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Namely Hollywood - Poem by Stanley Cooper

There are
Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Durante and Maddonna
Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, DeNiro, great personnas

Dustin Hoffman, Betty Davis, Gene Autry and Joan Crawford
Kathryn Grayson, and Iturbi, Audie Murphy, Peter Lawford

Humphrey Bogart with his Lauren and the stooges, all of three
Debbie Reynold, late of Vegas who’s well known to you and me

Don’t forget old Peter Lorre and Mr. Sidney Greenstreet
Who together scared us all in films, in films that can’t be beat

Gene Kelly, Tony Martin and lovely Cyd Charrise
Danced and sang in movies that now all of us can lease

Ginger Rogers, Buster Keaton and old blue eyes Sinatra
Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, to name a few that really matter

Olivier, Sir Lawrence, Gwen Verdon and Harold Lloyd
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, mustn’t leave them in a void

Kirk Douglas, Ray Milland and Mr Burt Lancaster
Boris Karloff, Ronald Reagan, our presidential caster

Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, for them the bell still tolls
Franchont Tone, Wallace Beery, remember old John Boles

Ann Sheridan, Mary Pickford and lovely Joan Fontaine
And don’t forget that he-man, known to us as big John Wayne

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and moustached Adolphe Menjou
Would be stars in any picture or on any movie menu

Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland in those Andy Hardy pics
Old Slim Pickens, Clara Bow and oldtimer Richard Dix

Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin, sometimes known to us as Dino
Jerry Lewis, Shirley Temple, Pat Obrien and Ida, Miss Lupino

Eddie Cantor, Georgie Raft and even Sally Struthers
Let’s not forget those sibling nuts, the Ritz and the Marx Brothers

Any postman would ring twice at the home of Lana Turner
Clark Gable, Danny Kaye can’t be left on the back burner

Budd Abbot, Lou Costello, Rock Hudson, and Sophia Loren
I doubt that any movie fan would find this name list bore-in

Henry Fonda, his son Peter and his daughter Miss Jane Fonda
Dick Powell, Martha Raye, and Miss Fleming known as Rhonda

Jeanne Harlow, Betty Grable and husband Harry James
I think this list has quite enough of Hollywoody names


Comments about Namely Hollywood by Stanley Cooper

  • Ernestine Northover (1/17/2006 1:08:00 PM)


    Are these all from your memory Stanley, if so 'WOW! Very well put together, a lovely bit of remembering. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 13, 2011


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