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John "Jackie" Cooper
Birth: Sep. 15, 1922
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 3, 2011
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor, Director. Born John Cooper, Jr, nephew of director Norman Taurog, he entered the entertainment industry at the age of three appearing in Bobby Clark and Lloyd Hamilton comedies before moving onto the "Our Gang" series. During the 1930s, Cooper established himself as one of the most popular child stars of that era, endearing to audiences with his ability to make them laugh or cry. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in "Skippy" (1930) which was directed by his uncle. More memorable child roles followed with "The Champ" (1931), "The Bowery" (1933) and "Treasure Island" (1934), all starring Wallace Beery. Following service with the US Navy during World War II, Cooper's film career stalled. He appeared in summer stock and on Broadway before experiencing a career resurgence on TV in the series "The People's Choice" (1955 to 1958). He received two Emmy Award nominations for playing the title role in the series "Hennesey" (1959 to 1962). During the 1970s, Cooper added director to his accomplishments and earned Emmy Awards for "M*A*S*H*" (1972) and "The White Shadow" (1978); he also played Perry White in the "Superman" movie series starring Christopher Reeve. He received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Barbara Kraus Cooper (1927 - 2009)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 64, Site 1903
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: May 04, 2011
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