Cooper was born in New York City, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.
His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune.
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So realistic were Lange’s designs that when US astronauts paid a visit to the film’s production studio in Borehamwood, England, they dubbed the enterprise “NASA East.”“Lange’s illustrations were very detailed, and so were the finished works,” says Kabrich.Cooper considers his father's book Families to be "sort of a guide on..he would have wanted me to live my life and the choices he would have wanted me to make.And so I feel very connected to him." Cooper's older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, at age 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment.Clarke, who in 1965 introduced him to film director Stanley Kubrick.Kubrick, who insisted on complete realism for the sets, spacesuits and spaceships needed for a project he and Clarke were collaborating on called and Lange’s artwork is that it represented blueprints for the future, and a lot of what was predicted became real.