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Encyclopedia > Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper in 1989.
Birth name John Cooper, Jr.
Born September 15, 1922 (1922-09-15) (age 84)
Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California, US
Spouse(s) June Horne (1944-1949)
Hildy Parks (1950-1951)
Barbara Kraus (1954-)
Children John Anthony Cooper (b.1946)
Russell Cooper (b.1956)
Julie Cooper (1957-1997)
Cristina Cooper (b.1959)

Jackie Cooper (born September 15, 1922) is an American Academy Award-nominated actor, Emmy Award-winning TV director, and TV producer. He was a child actor who managed to transition into an adult career. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (799x1147, 96 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jackie Cooper ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Hildy Parks (March 15, 1926 - October 7, 2004) was an actress and writer. ... An Emmy Award. ... Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series is a Primetime Emmy Award given out during the primetime Emmys telecast. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series is a Primetime Emmy Award given out during the primetime Emmys telecast. ... The White Shadow was a U.S. television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27, 1978 to March 16, 1981. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... An Emmy Award. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ...

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Biography

Early life

Cooper was born John Cooper, Jr.[1] in Los Angeles, California. His father, John Cooper, left the family when Jackie was two years old. His mother, Mabel Leonard Bigelow (nee Polito), was a stage pianist[2] and former child actress.[3] Cooper's maternal uncle, Jack Leonard, was a screenwriter, and his maternal aunt, Julie Leonard, was an actress married to director Norman Taurog. Cooper's stepfather was C. J. Bigelow, a studio production manager.[4] Cooper was born illegitimately; his mother was Italian American (her family's surname was changed from "Polito" to "Leonard") and his father was Jewish.[5][6][7][8] Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Née is the French word - used in English - for maiden name, litteraly meaning born in French (with the feminine final e). Nee may also mean no in some North-East English dialects, this may have derived from the Scots Nae. Please see Mackem or Geordie. ... Norman Taurog, (February 23, 1899 - April 7, 1981) was an American film director born in Chicago, Illinois. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


Acting career

Cooper first appeared in the short Boxing Gloves in 1929, one of the Our Gang comedies. He was signed to a three year contract that was to expire in 1932. He initially was only a supporting character in 1929, but by early 1930 he had done so well with the transition to sound films that he had become a major character. He was the main character on episodes like 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. Headgear and boxing gloves are mandatory in Olympic boxing and amateur boxing. ... A poster for the 1931 Our Gang comedy Love Business featuring depictions of (from left to right): Pete the Pup, Jackie Cooper, and Norman Chubby Chaney. ... When the Wind Blows For the novel by James Patterson, see When the Wind Blows (James Patterson) When the Wind Blows (1982) is a graphic novel, by British artist Raymond Briggs, that shows a nuclear attack on Britain by the Soviet Union from the viewpoint of a retired couple, Jim... June Marlowe ([[1]]) was born Gisella Goetten (November 6, 1903 - March 10, 1984), and was an American actress, most notable for appearing in six Our Gang short subjects as the lovely schoolteacher Miss Crabtree. ... In general sense, teachers pet refers to a student at school who is especially liked by the teachers or likes the teachers and receives special treatment. ... For the movie that ended the first generation Degrassi series, see Schools Out (TV Movie) Schools Out was Alice Coopers 1972 effort. ...


Other movie studios liked Cooper's work. In the Spring of 1931, Paramount signed him as well as recurring Our Ganger Donald Haines to a long term contract to star in features. Both Jackie Cooper and Donald Haines walked off the Our Gang set during the production of the second to last episode Bargain Day" to begin work on their first feature film over at Paramount. His first non-Our Gang role was in 1931, when Norman Taurog hired him to star in Skippy, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor - the youngest actor ever (at the age of 9) to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor. Jackie would remain at Paramount while at the same time Donald Haines would leave Paramount to return to the more child friendly Hal Roach Studios and resume his recurring Our Gang role on time for the start of the 1931-1932 season (when Our Gang was depleted because several long-time major characters would not return for the new season) until 1933 and continue on in other Roach short subjects after that. Look up Paramount on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Paramount can refer to: Paramount, California, a city in Los Angeles County Paramount Pictures, a motion picture company Paramount Records, a record label United Paramount Network (UPN), a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... Donald Haines (born in 1918) was an American child actor who was a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1930 to 1933. ... Norman Taurog, (February 23, 1899 - April 7, 1981) was an American film director born in Chicago, Illinois. ... Skippy is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1931. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


The movie catapulted young Cooper to super-stardom. 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. He began a long on-screen relationship with actor Wallace Beery in such films as The Champ (1931), The Bowery (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, Cooper later revealed that Beery was a violent, foul-mouthed drunkard who was disliked by those with whom he worked. Cooper said Beery had been abusive toward him, and was one of the cruelest, most sadistic people he has ever known. Harold Eugene Roach, Sr. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his many cinema appearances. ... The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... The Bowery (1933) is a classic period film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan at the turn of the century. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Treasure Island (1934) is a movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel “Treasure Island”. Jim Hawkins (Jackie Cooper) discovers a treasure map and travels on a sailing ship to a remote island, but pirates led by Long John Silver (Wallace Beery) threaten to take away the honest... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... OShaughnessys Boy is a 1935 film starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


Not conventionally handsome as he approached adulthood, Cooper had the typical child-actor problems finding roles as an adolescent, and he served in World War II, so his career was at a nadir when he starred in two popular television series, The People's Choice and Hennesey. His television experience convinced him that he could become a director and he successfully moved behind the camera to become one of the busier Emmy Award-winning television directors. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Peoples Choice was a 1955-1958 half-hour black-and-white American television sitcom airing on NBC. It starred Jackie Cooper as Socrates Sock Miller, a New City, California (a fictitious town) politician with a basset hound named Cleo, whose thoughts, as she balefully observes Socks dilemmas... Hennesey is a 1959-1962 television series starring Jackie Cooper as an onshore Navy doctor and Abby Dalton as a stunning nurse. ... Large format camera lens. ... An Emmy Award. ...

Cooper as an adult actor in Superman: The Movie, 1978

Cooper found renewed fame in the 1970s as Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman feature film series starring Christopher Reeve. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Christopher DOlier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer and writer. ...


Personal life

Cooper has been married three times: to June Horne (1944-1949) (one son, "John "Jack" Cooper born 1946); Hildy Parks (1950-1951), and (since 1954) to Barbra Krause (born 1927) (three children, Russ (born 1956), Julie (1957-1997), and Crissy (born 1959).


Cooper's autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog, was published in 1982. The title comes from director Norman Taurog's threat to shoot young Jackie's dog if he could not cry in Skippy. Cooper has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street. Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Cooper is one of the few living Our Gangers from the original series. Other surviving members are Dorothy DeBorba, Dickie Moore, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jean Darling, Robert Blake, Jerry Tucker, and Jacqueline Taylor. Dorothy Adelle DeBorba (born March 28, 1925) is a former American child actress who was a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1930 to 1933. ... Dickie Moore (born John Richard Moore on September 12, 1925) is a former American child actor. ... Shirley Jean Rickert was an American child actress who was briefly the blond girl for the Our Gang series in 1931, during the Roach talkie period. ... Jean Darling (born Dorothy Jean LeVake on August 23, 1922) is a former American child actress who was regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927 to 1929. ... Robert Blake on the cover of the Baretta Season 1 DVD set. ... Jerry Tucker (born Jerome H. Schatz on November 1, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series semi-regularly from 1931 to 1938. ...


References

  1. ^ Birth certificate name was not "Cooperman", but "Cooper" - his father's surname. Confirmed at the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  2. ^ http://www.classicmoviekids.com/cooper.htm
  3. ^ http://www.geocities.com/~childactors/jackiecooperpage.html
  4. ^ Cooper, Jackie (1982). Please Don't Shoot My Dog. Penguin Group, 40. ISBN0425053067. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Jackie (1982). Please Don't Shoot My Dog. Penguin Group, 9. ISBN0425053067. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Jackie (1982). Please Don't Shoot My Dog. Penguin Group, 44. ISBN0425053067. 
  7. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (1983). Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business. Knopf, 108. ISBN. 
  8. ^ http://wise.fau.edu/~jdennis/_private/sample02.htm

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Jackie Cooper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (410 words)
Cooper had problems finding roles as he became an adolescent, and he served in World War II, so his career was at a nadir when he starred in two popular television series, The People's Choice and Hennesey.
It was his television acting that convinced him that he could become a director, and he successfully moved behind the camera, to become one of the busier television directors, for which he won Emmy Awards.
Cooper has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street.
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