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Wyatt Emory Cooper was an American author and screenwriter, known for being the fourth husband of Vanderbilt heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and the father of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt on December 24, 1963.jpg
Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt on December 24, 1963
Born (1927-09-01)September 1, 1927
Quitman, Mississippi, U.S.
Died January 5, 1978(1978-01-05) (aged 50)
Manhattan, New York City
Cause of death Complications from heart attack
Education UC Berkeley
Occupation American author and screenwriter
Years active 1952–1961
Spouse(s) Gloria Vanderbilt
(m. 1963; his death 1978)
Children Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
Anderson Cooper

Wyatt Emory Cooper (September 1, 1927 – January 5, 1978) was an American author and screenwriter, known for being the fourth husband of Vanderbilt heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and the father of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.