Jackie Cooper (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011) was an American actor, TV director, TV producer and executive. He was a child actor who managed to transition to an adult career. He is also the youngest performer to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, an honor he received for the film Skippy (film) (1931).
Jackie Cooper dated Judy Garland when he was 14. He dated Joan Crawford when he was 17.
Jackie Cooper’s other notable movies, mostly as a child or teen actor, included "The Champ" (1931), "Treasure Island" (1934), "The Return of Frank James" (1940) and "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941).
Jackie Cooper worked as director on M*A*S*H (TV series) and The White Shadow earned him Emmy awards.
Jackie Cooper found renewed fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman film series starring Christopher Reeve.
Jackie Cooper has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1501 Vine Street.
Jackie Cooper Cause of Death
Jackie Cooper passed away on May 3, 2011 after a short illness.
Columbo – Candidate For Crime – Ending – Jackie Cooper as a bad guy.