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John "Jackie" Cooper, Jr. (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011), 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...Wikipedia

Age: 88 (age at death)
Born: 15th September, 1922, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 3rd May, 2011, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Champ

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No amount of rationalization, no excuses, can make up for what a kid loses -- what I lost -- when a normal childhood is abandoned for a movie career.


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Until 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated for Best Actress in 2004, he was the only actor to earn a Best Actor/Actress nomination for an Academy Award before his/her 18th birthday. Seventeen other actors have earned Oscar nominations as children, but all except Keisha were in the supporting categories.


When his first son was to be signed to a long-term contract with MGM, Cooper`s studio at the height of his fame as a child, he intervened and convinced his ex-wife (the boy`s mother) to decline: "It`s no way for a kid to grow up." Adamantly opposed to children acting to the exclusion of a normal upbringing, based on his own life experiences. None of Cooper`s four children were performers.


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MandyLovesVintage - I've been bawling my eyes out since earlier this evening when I read the news....on April 20th, just a few weeks ago, I had sent out a letter to Mr. Cooper with 2 printed photos of him attached, in hopes that he would sign them for me. I'm not sure if my letter got in to his possession at all....I will never know. I just hope for all the peace in the world for him. He lived a long, successful life, and I'm sure he is reunited with his wife, in his well deserved spot in Heaven. God bless this legend and fine actor. Love you lots, Jackie!! (3 years ago)
Rosemary - Jackie Cooper and my three brothers and I were all brought into the world in San Francisco by Dr. Carolina Yetter. As a little girl I remember her in-home offices had pictures inscribed to her by Jackie. When Dr. Yetter died, my mother attended the services and I remember her saying there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Jackie Cooper To My Beloved Doctor. Memories from the past. (4 years ago)
ziegfeldgirl1941 - Jackie Cooper was so cute! It`s funny because as an adult he looked exactly the same! I saw him on TCM and he told a wonderful story about him sitting on Marie Dressler`s lap at the Academy Awards. Both Jackie and Lionel B. were nominated that year and and Lionel won. When Lionel was passing his table he told Jackie that Jackie really deserved the Oscar. Isn`t that sweet? (5 years ago)
MandyLovesVintage - Jackie! You are amazing, I`m so happy you`re still here! (6 years ago)

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