Jackie Cooper

Actor, Film actor

1922 – 2011

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Who was Jackie Cooper?

John "Jackie" Cooper, Jr., was an American actor, television director, producer and executive. He was a child actor who managed to make the transition to an adult career. Cooper was the first child actor to receive an Academy Award nomination. At age 9, he was also the youngest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Roleā€”an honor that he received for the film Skippy. For nearly 50 years, Cooper remained the youngest Oscar nominee in any category, until he was surpassed by Justin Henry's nomination, at age 8, in the Supporting Actor category for Kramer vs. Kramer.

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Born
Sep 15, 1922
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • John Cooper Jr.
  • Alan Smithee
  • Our Gang
  • America's Boy
  • Freddie
  • Leonard
  • John "Jackie" Cooper, Jr.
  • John Cooper
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
May 3, 2011
Santa Monica
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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