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Jackie Cooper (b. 1922)

Then:
The Champ, Skippy, Treasure Island.

Now:
Actor/director.

FYI:

  • Appeared in Our Gang shorts (aka Little Rascals), 1929-1931.
  • Induced to cry during scene for Skippy by his director (and uncle), Norman Taurog, who informed the 9-year-old that a policeman had shot his dog.
  • Earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Skippy.
  • Authored 1981 autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog.
  • Played Daily Planet editor Perry White in four big-screen Superman movies.
  • Two-time Emmy winner for directing.

    Links:

  • Classic Movie Kids: Jackie Cooper
  • IMDb.com credits


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