|Who is it?||Actress|
|Birth Day||May 27, 1913|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Age||107 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||February 16, 2000(2000-02-16) (aged 86)\nSouthampton, Suffolk County, New York, U.S.|
|Other names||Sandra Shaw, Rocky Cooper|
|Spouse(s)||Gary Cooper (m. 1933; d. 1961) John Converse (m. 1964; d. 1981)|
|Relatives||Cedric Gibbons (maternal uncle)|
Balfe married actor Gary Cooper on December 15, 1933, at her mother's home at 778 Park Avenue, New York; the wedding had been planned for the Waldorf Astoria hotel, but the location was probably changed to avoid public attention. In 1937, Balfe gave birth to their daughter, Maria Veronica Cooper. Following Cooper's death, Balfe married John Converse in 1964. She was an enthusiastic sportswoman and was the female California skeet champion in the 1930s. She also enjoyed golf, swimming, tennis, and scuba-diving.
Veronica Balfe was born to Veronica Gibbons and Harry Balfe, Jr. Following her parents' divorce, she lived in Paris with her mother. Balfe did not see her father for many years, but kept in touch with her grandfather, who owned a ranch in California. Balfe saw her father a few years before his death in the 1950s. Her mother married Paul Shields, a successful Wall Street financier.
Balfe died in Suffolk County, New York, on February 16, 2000.