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Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper in 1989
Born John Cooper, Jr.
September 15, 1922(1922-09-15)
Los Angeles, California
Died May 3, 2011(2011-05-03) (aged 88)
Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929–1990
Spouse June Horne (1944-1949)
Hildy Parks (1950-1951)
Barbara Kraus (1954-2009)
Children Julie

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]

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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