Jackie Coogan

Born Oct 26, 1914

John Leslie Coogan, known professionally as Jackie Coogan, was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Many years later, he became known as Uncle Fester on 1960s sitcom The Addams Family. In the interim, he sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, billed as the Coogan Act.… Read More

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1914 Birth Coogan was born in 1914 in Los Angeles, California, to John Henry Coogan, Jr., and Lillian Rita (Dolliver) Coogan, as John Leslie Coogan.


1984 69 Years Old On March 1, 1984, Jackie Coogan died of cardiac arrest at age 69 at Santa Monica Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. … Read More
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