About this Famous Person
American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor
Source : Tim DOWLING
Cooper was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Ella Mae (née McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier (1924–1987). His father was a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ, historically a branch of the Latter Day Saint movement. He has English, Huguenot, Irish, Scottish, and Sioux ancestry, and was named after one of his uncles (Vincent Collier Furnier) and the writer Damon Runyon. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ. Cooper was active in his church at the ages of 11 and 12. While growing up in Detroit, he attended Washington Elementary School, then Nankin Mills Jr. High, now Lutheran High School Westland. Following a series of childhood illnesses, he moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended Cortez High School in north Phoenix, then to Glendale Community College.
- Category Singer & Musician