Vincent Damon Furnier (aka Alice Cooper) was born in February of 1948. Cooper is known for stage shows that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constricters and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed for shock value.
Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, MI. He is the son of Ella Mae (née McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier. He was named after one of his uncles and the writer Damon Runyon. Although born Jewish, Cooper's became an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
When recently interviewed about his wild concerts, Cooper was quoted as "I'm just a regular old Jewish kid and all the little old ladies are comforted and by the end of the show are saying he's a very nice young man, etc."