Jackie Cooper

American actor, director (1922-2011)

Jackie Cooper (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011) was an American actor, television director and producer. He started working as a child actor. He died in a Beverly Hills Hospital after a sudden illness.[1]

Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper in 1989
John Cooper, Jr.

(1922-09-15)September 15, 1922
DiedMay 3, 2011(2011-05-03) (aged 88)
Years active1929–1990
Spouse(s)June Horne (1944-1949)
Hildy Parks (1950-1951)
Barbara Kraus (1954-2009)

He was born in Los Angeles in 1922 as John Cooper, Jr. As a child, he appeared in the Our Gang television series as "Skippy". In 1931, at the age of nine, he was nominated for a "Best Actor" Academy Award. He became the youngest actor ever nominated for Best Actor.[2] He was best known later in life as the Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 80s.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Spearman, Tony (2011-05-05). ""Our Gang" Star Jackie Cooper Dies at Age 88". myfoxdc.com. Fox Television Stations, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  2. Kenneally, Tim (2011-05-04). "Former child star Jackie Cooper dies at 88". movies.msn.com. Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-05.

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