Alice Cooper is more than just a musician, Alice Cooper is the pioneer of shock rock music. He started his theatrical style of hard rock in the 1970s and brought horror to rock. When he began, Cooper and everyone who listened to him was shocked by what he created. Many years later, he has not only won over a huge audience but also got a lot of people to tap into his kind of music.
Alice Cooper, Real Name, and Age
The world has come to know him as Alice Cooper, but his real name is Vincent Damon Furnier. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 4, 1948, and grew up in a Christian family with a father and grandfather who were apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ.
Cooper spent his early life as a church boy, as one would expect from a pastor’s son. He later moved with his family to California and later to Arizona. His first interest in music began when he was a young boy. At first, it seemed to be just normal music, but as time went by it would turn out to be something else.
For his education, he attended Washington Elementary School before transferring to Nankin Mills Jr. High. Next, he attended Cortez High School when his family moved to Arizona.
When Alice Cooper was 16 years old, he formed his first band, The Earwigs, which evolved into The Spiders and later changed its name to Alice Cooper. In the following years, Cooper released nearly 30 albums, including Paranormal (2017), Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011), The Last Temptation (1994), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), Lace and Whiskey (1977), Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976), Love It to Death (1971), Easy Action (1970), and Pretties for You (1969).
In addition to music, Cooper has appeared in a number of films, including Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), The Attic Expeditions (2001), and Dark Shadows (2012).
Throughout his career as a musician, Cooper has received many awards, including the Revolver Music Awards, Kerrang! Awards and the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. He has also been nominated twice for the Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form for Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1984), and nominated for Best Metal Performance for Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn) in 1997.
Wife and Family
Looking at his family life, Cooper is a married man. Before he met his wife, Alice had several relationships in the past. The first woman with whom he became publicly known was Christine Frka, who unfortunately died of an overdose in 1972. He was reconnected with Cindy Lang. They lived together for several years before they finally ended their relationship. After the separation, Lang, who died in 2017, would sue the musician for palimony.
Sheryl Goddard is the woman he wanted to marry in 1976. In 1983 the marriage had broken up when Goddard was ready to end the marriage, which is why she filed for divorce. Fortunately for Cooper, he would be able to reconcile with his wife.
Alice and Sheryl Goddard have three children: Calico Cooper, an actress and singer born in 1981, Dash (1985), and Sonora Rose (1993).
Already in 1973, Forbes made a report about the singer who already earned millions. In the following years, he achieved even greater success with his constantly growing music business. What’s more, he stayed in the business for a very long time, became part of the golden age of Rock n’ Roll in the 1960s, and is still very significant many years later.
Cooper is estimated to have net assets of $40 million. He made his fortune from the success of his musical career through touring, selling albums, and in many other ways. He was also able to add to his wealth through his sponsorship contracts.
In 2010, the hard rocker came across an Andy Warhol original worth over $10 million. The interesting thing about the discovery was that he had even forgotten that he owned the artwork.
Height and Weight
Vincent Damon veneer or, if you prefer, Cooper does not have age on his side, but he obviously has something of his good looks and great style. He also has good height and a slim body. Expressed in numbers, he stands at a height of 5.10 feet (1.78 m) and weighs 178 lb (80.7 kg).