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Old 08-19-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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If anything it's a south philly Italian accent but not the general philly accent.
Fwiw, Cooper's mom is Italian.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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The only celebrity I've seen consistently display a Philly accent is Tina Fey, who is from Upper Darby and really nails the blue-collar "Delco" type of accent you hear all around those parts and throughout South Philly as well.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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The only celebrity I've seen consistently display a Philly accent is Tina Fey, who is from Upper Darby and really nails the blue-collar "Delco" type of accent you hear all around those parts and throughout South Philly as well.
Yes, she can do it but she's not blue collar although, yes, she went to Upper Darby HS. Her dad was a college prof.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:34 AM
 
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Yes, she can do it but she's not blue collar although, yes, she went to Upper Darby HS. Her dad was a college prof.
What are you talking about? They're from Cardington! It doesn't get much more blue collar than that.

OP, there are plenty of actors and actresses from Philly. Kevin Bacon, Seth Green. Probably the most working class Philly accent you will ever hear from an actor is Peter Boyle. Watch Everybody Loves Raymond sometime. His West Philly old school accent comes through all the time. There are also plenty of younger actors and actresses. I don't know if they've lost their accent or not though. Off the top of my head there's Sidney Park and Nafessa Williams. Oh and Yazz The Greatest, of Empire fame. There's also an actress who was a regular on Gotham, Victoria Cartagena.

But no, Bradley Cooper doesn't use a Philly accent. His is more similar to a Delco accent, no different than Rob McElhenney or Jamie Kennedy or yes, Tina Fey.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:16 AM
 
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Agree with the others, that's not a Philly accent. I have lived in Florida for six years so I'm used to hearing Midwest or Southern accents now. So when I hear a Philly accent, I pick right up on it! I watched the last season of Intervention, which sadly took place in Philly (the "heroin hub of the U.S."). The accents were sooo strong, I'm thinking, Lord I hope I don't sound like that.

The Philly people I know who no longer have an accent have told me they worked really hard at losing it. So Bradley Cooper probably did the same. I remember some actress was on the Tonight Show years back and she was describing her original awful (according to her) Philly accent. One example she used was the word "house", which in Philly sounds like "halse". Never noticed that one before, but she's right!
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