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Jackie Cooper

Jackie CooperAKA John Cooper, Jr.

Born: 15-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 3-May-2011
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jackie in Our Gang

Military service: US Navy

Child star at MGM and "Little Rascal" in the early talkie era, nominated for an Oscar at the age of nine. He later had a successful career as a director, and played Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies of the 1970s and '80s.

Father: John Cooper, Sr.
Wife: June Horne (m. 11-Dec-1944, div. 1949)
Wife: Hildy Parks (m. 1950, div. 1951)
Wife: Barbara Kraus (m. 29-Apr-1954)
Son: John Anthony Cooper (b. 19-Aug-1946)
Son: Russell (b. 1956)
Daughter: Julie (b. 1958)
Daughter: Cristina (b. 1959)

    Emmy Best Director, Comedy, for M*A*S*H (1974)
    Emmy Best Director, Drama, for The White Shadow (1979)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1501 Vine St.
    Appendectomy (May-1933)
    Birthday: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)

    TELEVISION
    The Little Rascals Jackie (1929-31)
    The People's Choice Socrates Miller (1955-58)
    Hennesey Lt. Chick Hennesey (1959-62)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Izzy & Moe (23-Sep-1985)
    The Night They Saved Christmas (13-Dec-1984)
    Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (8-Dec-1982)
    Leave 'em Laughing (29-Apr-1981)
    White Mama (5-Mar-1980)
    Rainbow (6-Nov-1978)
    Stand Up and Be Counted (May-1972)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Surrender (9-Oct-1987)
    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (24-Jul-1987) · Perry White
    Superman III (17-Jun-1983) · Perry White
    Superman II (19-Jun-1981) · Perry White
    Superman (15-Dec-1978) · Perry White
    Journey Into Fear (8-Aug-1975)
    Chosen Survivors (22-May-1974)
    The Love Machine (14-Aug-1971)
    Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (16-Feb-1971) · Ed Miller
    Everything's Ducky (Nov-1961)
    The Navy Comes Through (27-Oct-1942)
    Syncopation (22-May-1942) · Johnny
    Ziegfeld Girl (25-Apr-1941) · Jerry Regan
    Gallant Sons (15-Nov-1940)
    The Return of Frank James (10-Aug-1940) · Clem
    That Certain Age (7-Oct-1938)
    White Banners (28-Jan-1938)
    Boy of the Streets (8-Dec-1937) · Chuck Brennan
    The Devil Is A Sissy (18-Sep-1936) · Buck Murphy
    Tough Guy (24-Jan-1936) · Freddie
    O'Shaughnessy's Boy (27-Sep-1935)
    Dinky (11-May-1935)
    Treasure Island (8-Aug-1934) · Jim Hawkins
    The Bowery (7-Oct-1933) · Swipes McGurk
    Broadway to Hollywood (1-Sep-1933) · Ted Hackett, Jr.
    The Champ (9-Nov-1931) · Dink
    Skippy (2-Apr-1931)

Author of books:
Please Don't Shoot My Dog (1981, memoir)


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