Jackie Cooper
American actor, director
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper 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 Role—an honor that he received for the film Skippy.
Biography
Jackie Cooper's personal information overview.
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Could Quvenzhané Wallis Become The Youngest Best Actress Nominee Ever?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Quvenzhané Wallis was a mere 5 years old when she was among 4,000 girls who auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in Behn Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Now 9, Wallis is on the short list of potential Best Actress nominees, an honor which would make her the youngest actress to ever receive that honor. (Jackie Cooper, at 9 years and 20 days, would still be the youngest Oscar nominee ever; Wallis' turned 9 back in August.) Wallis has added a dose of youthful enthusiasm to Oscar season. Consider: "It's kind of weird, because you see a bigger you," she told AwardsLine about watching herself onscreen. "And then you look at yourself, and you think, 'Why am I so much smaller than the real one up there?' And then you look at yourself and go, 'Wait, I'm the real one!'" Lest audiences think Wallis isn't a serious performer, however, this new behind-the-scenes clip shows the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star seamlessly get into character for a key moment in the film. Watc ...
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Golf Scoreboard - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
2, Jackie Cooper, 99. 3, Cathy Hunter, 101. 4, Bettie Stabeck, 103. Net: 1, Lois Northrup, 69. 2, Teddie Crippen, 72. 3, Juanice Schram, 73. 4, Deanna Cooper, 76. Class D — Gross: 1, Sharleen Wanichek, 99. 2 (tie), Diane Concannon, 107; Lola Soloman,
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From ‘Front Page’ to ‘Spider-Man,’ Editors Are Headliners
NYTimes - over 5 years
IF you’re a newspaper editor on stage or screen, you are, as often as not, crusty, loud and easily exasperated. Big things, little things, all kinds of things annoy you. Deadlines. Missed scoops. Staff running amok. A cub reporter who insists on calling you Chief. But perhaps no editor has ever been as unceasingly incensed as J. Jonah
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All the Editors That Are Fit to Spoof - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
In four Superman movies, from 1978 to 1987, Jackie Cooper's Perry White conveyed his own kind of avuncular insatiability for scoops, as did Jason Robards playing the real thing, Ben Bradlee, in “All the President's Men” (1976)
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Man of Steel, Spider-Man - About - News & Issues
Google News - over 5 years
If you imagine him amongst other Perry Whites--Jackie Cooper, Frank Langella, Lane Smith, Michael McKean--his gravitas and demeanor stand out without sticking out. (Now there's an interesting short story--a convergence of alternate-universe Perry
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'Man of Steel' hints at possible elements in storyline - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Cooper's Grain and Feed Store, may give reference to the late the Jackie Cooper, who played Perry White in Superman 1 through 4 with Chris Reeve as Superman. Cooper passed away earlier this year on May 3, 2011. The day before WB Pictures released the
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Poll - 'CSI' Star Laurence Fishbourne As Superman's Boss: Yay Or Nay? - Etidbits.com
Google News - over 5 years
Previously, the character was played by Jackie Cooper in the original Superman and Frank Langella in Superman Returns. In the former CW series Smallville, the role was played by Michael McKean in a guest-starring role — all of whom have been similarly
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Laurence Fishburne to Edit Daily Planet; Few Real Life Counterparts - TheImproper.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jackie Cooper played White in the Christopher Reeve-era Superman films of the 1970s, and Frank Langella played the part in “Superman Returns” in 2006, according to the magazine. The new picture, produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder
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August 2, 2011: Indianapolis Museum of Art to Host Screening of "Superman: The ... - Superman Super Site
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of
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Registration open for Yukon flag football league - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
The registration fee is $35 for Yukon residents and $45 for nonresidents. Teams will consist of between seven and 10 players; complete teams or individual players may register. For more information or to register, go to the Jackie Cooper Gym,
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Show to highlight impact of post office closures - NW Evening Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Producers visited Swarthmoor on Tuesday to interview Dorothy Aldus and Jackie Cooper. Following the closure of the village's post office and store, both women were instrumental in establishing Swarthmoor Community Group in 2009 in a bid to foster
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Jackie Cooper's high-rise condo on Wilshire Corridor is for sale - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Jackie Cooper's two-bedroom unit features two terraces and views from Bel-Air to downtown. A high-rise condominium owned by the late film star Jackie Cooper has come on the market on the Wilshire Corridor at $1.15 million
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Edith Fellows, a 1930s Child Star Trailed by Dickensian Woes, Dies at 88 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Though overshadowed by contemporaries like Shirley Temple, Jane Withers and Jackie Cooper, she worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Bing Crosby, WC Fields and Gene Autry. Her most famous role was as Patsy, the waif Mr. Crosby
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Superman - Columbia Journalism Review (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The editor-in-chief, played by Jackie Cooper, rants and shouts and offers advice like “a good reporter doesn't get great stories. A good reporter makes them great.” When giving his troops a pep talk about their upcoming flooding of the zone on the
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Child star Edith Fellows dies at 88 - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
In 1985 Jackie Cooper, a former child star who had become a successful TV director, unveiled plans for a telepic based on Fellows' life, but the film was never shot. Cooper died earlier this year. Fellows continued TV work, last appearing in 1995 in an
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The Superman Anthology - Blu-ray Review - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by the great Richard Donner, the film starred Gene Hackman, a then pretty much unknown Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Cooper and the iconic Marlon Brando. The movie feels epic from the very beginning
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jackie Cooper
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 88
    Cooper died on May 3, 2011 after a short illness, in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by sons from his first and third marriages. He outlived both daughters from the third marriage and his third wife, Barbara Rae Kraus. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in honor of his naval service. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69338099
  • 1989
    Age 66
    Cooper announced his retirement in 1989, although he was still directing episodes of the syndicated series Superboy.
    More Details Hide Details He began spending more time training and racing horses at Hollywood Park and outside San Diego during the Del Mar racing season. He lived in Beverly Hills from 1955 until his death. He occasionally returned to the soundstage for retrospective and documentary programs about Hollywood in which he had worked for the entire sound period to date, and even some silent films.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 59
    Cooper's autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog, was published in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details The title refers to an incident during the filming of Skippy. Norman Taurog, while directing Jackie Cooper in a crying scene, ordered a security guard to take away his dog and pretend to shoot him backstage. This resulted in genuine tears; however, even after Cooper found out that his dog was fine, he was left with ill feelings towards his uncle. Cooper has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1501 Vine Street.
  • 1976
    Age 53
    Cooper participated in several automobile racing events, including the record-breaking class D cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. He drove in several SCCA road racing competitions. Cooper was named the honorary starter for the 1976 Winston 500 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway, which is now known as Talladega Superspeedway, in Talladega, Alabama.
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  • 1973
    Age 50
    He appeared in Candidate for Crime starring Peter Falk as Columbo in 1973 and the short-lived 1975 ABC series Mobile One, a Jack Webb/Mark VII Limited production.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in a 1978 in two consecutive episodes of The Rockford Files: The House on Willis Avenue. He devoted more and more of his time to directing dozens of episodic TV and other projects. His work as director on episodes of M*A*S*H and The White Shadow earned him Emmy awards. Cooper found renewed fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman film series, starring Christopher Reeve. In the commentary track for Superman, director Richard Donner reveals that Cooper received the role because he had a passport, and thus was able to be on set in a few hours, after Keenan Wynn, who was originally cast, suffered a heart attack. Cooper's final film role was as Ace Morgan in the 1987 film Surrender, starring Sally Field, Michael Caine, and Steve Guttenberg.
  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 46
    Cooper left Columbia in 1969 and started yet another phase of his career, one in which he would act occasionally in key character roles.
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  • 1964
    Age 41
    Cooper acted only twice during this period, once in 1964 when he appeared in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone episode "Caesar and Me", and again in the 1968 TV-movie Shadow on the Land.
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    From 1964 to 1969, Cooper was vice president of program development at the Columbia Pictures Screen Gems TV division.
    More Details Hide Details He was responsible for packaging series (such as Bewitched) and other projects and selling them to the networks. He reportedly cast Sally Field as Gidget.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 27
    He was married to Hildy Parks from 1950 until 1951, and to Barbara Rae Kraus from 1954 until her death in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper and Kraus had three children: Russell (born 1956), Julie (1957–1997) and Cristina (1959–2009).
    In 1950, he was cast in a production of Mr. Roberts in Boston, Massachusetts in the role of Ensign Pulver.
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  • 1944
    Age 21
    Cooper served in the United States Navy during World War II and remained active in the reserves for the next several decades, reaching the rank of Captain. He was married three times: first to June Horne from 1944 until 1949, with whom he had one son, John "Jack" Cooper, III (born 1946).
    More Details Hide Details June was the daughter of director James W. Horne and actress Cleo Ridgely.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Age 8
    The movie catapulted young Cooper to superstardom. Our Gang producer Hal Roach sold Jackie's contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in mid-1931, as he felt the youngster would have a better future in features.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper began a long onscreen relationship with actor Wallace Beery in such films as The Champ (1931), The Bowery (1933), The Choices of Andy Purcell (1933), Treasure Island (1934), and O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935). A legion of film critics and fans have lauded the relationship between the two as an example of classic movie magic. However, in his autobiography Cooper wrote that Beery was "a big disappointment", and accused him of upstaging and other attempts to undermine the boy's performances out of what Cooper presumed was jealousy. Cooper played the title role in the first two Henry Aldrich movies, What a Life (1939) and Life with Henry (1941). Not conventionally handsome as he approached adulthood, Cooper had typical child-actor problems finding roles as an adolescent. Cooper served in the US Navy during World War II, becoming a Captain and receiving the Legion of Merit. His career was at a nadir when he starred in two popular television sitcoms, NBC's The People’s Choice with Patricia Breslin and CBS's Hennesey with Abby Dalton. In 1954, he guest-starred on the NBC legal drama Justice. Later, he appeared on ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, and guest-starred with Tennessee Ernie Ford on NBC's The Ford Show and played the role of America's "Uranium King", Charles A. Steen in "I Found 60 Million Dollars" on the Armstrong Circle Theatre.
    According to his autobiography, Cooper, under contract to Hal Roach Studios, was loaned in the spring of 1931 to Paramount to star in Skippy (directed by his uncle, Norman Taurog), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—the youngest actor ever (at the age of nine) to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details Although Paramount paid Roach $25,000 for Cooper's services, Cooper received only his standard Roach salary of $50 per week.
  • 1930
    Age 7
    He initially was only a supporting character in the series, but by early 1930 he had done so well with the transition to sound films that he had become one of the Gang's major characters.
    More Details Hide Details He was the main character in the episodes The First Seven Years, When the Wind Blows, and others. His most notable Our Gang shorts explore his crush on Miss Crabtree, the schoolteacher played by June Marlowe, which included the trilogy of shorts Teacher's Pet, School's Out, and Love Business.
  • 1929
    Age 6
    Cooper joined the series in the short Boxing Gloves in 1929, signing to a three-year contract.
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    He graduated to bit parts in feature films such as Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 and Sunny Side Up.
    More Details Hide Details His director in these two films, David Butler, recommended the boy to director Leo McCarey, who arranged an audition for the Our Gang comedy series produced by Hal Roach.
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on September 15, 1922.
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