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Jackie Cooper is a Actor, Director and Stunt Coordinator American born on 15 september 1922 at Los Angeles (USA)

Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper
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Birth name John Cooper, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 15 september 1922 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 3 may 2011 (at 88 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

John Cooper, Jr. (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011), known as 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 (1931). For nearly 50 years, Cooper remained the youngest Oscar nominee in any category, until he was surpassed by Justin Henry's nomination, at age 8, in the Supporting Actor category for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

Biography

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). June was the daughter of director James W. Horne and actress Cleo Ridgely. He was married to Hildy Parks from 1950 until 1951, and to Barbara Rae Kraus from 1954 until her death in 2009. Cooper and Kraus had three children: Russell (born 1956), Julie (1957–1997) and Cristina (1959–2009).

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.

Cooper's autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog, was published in 1982. 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.

Cooper announced his retirement in 1989, although he was still directing episodes of the syndicated series Superboy. 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.

Best films

Superman (1978)
(Actor)
Superman II (1980)
(Actor)
Superman III (1983)
(Actor)
The Champ (1931)
(Actor)
Skippy (1931)
(Actor)

Usually with

Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(16 films)
Norman Chaney
Norman Chaney
(15 films)
Allen Hoskins
Allen Hoskins
(15 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jackie Cooper (74 films)

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Actor

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, 1h56
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Roles Perry White
Rating76% 3.848923.848923.848923.848923.84892
On the planet Krypton, criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to eternal banishment inside the Phantom Zone by Jor-El (Marlon Brando) for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes. Later, the shockwaves resulting from Krypton's explosion change the trajectory of the Phantom Zone, causing it to set on the same course as Kal-El's starship to Earth. Thirty years later, Superman (Christopher Reeve) diverts an XK-101 missile into outer space and, unknowingly, destroys the Phantom Zone as it drifts towards Earth and frees its captives.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 1h27
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about writers, Films about education, Films about children, Space adventure films, Films about journalists, Sur la Lune, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about school violence
Actors Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker
Roles Perry White
Rating37% 1.854861.854861.854861.854861.85486
Superman saves a spaceship of cosmonauts whose ship was thrown off course by debris, then visits his home-town of Smallville as Clark. Now that his adoptive parents have died, Clark has inherited their now-unattended farm. In an empty barn, he uncovers the capsule that brought him to Earth, and removes a luminescent green Kryptonian energy module. A recording left by his mother Lara (voiced by Susannah York) states that its power can be used only once. Unwilling to sell the farm to a mall developer, Superman returns to Metropolis.
Surrender
Surrender (1987)
, 1h34
Directed by Jerry Belson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg, Iman, Peter Boyle, Jackie Cooper
Roles Ace Morgan
Rating53% 2.657162.657162.657162.657162.65716
Sean Stein is a successful novelist, but after two divorces and a palimony suit, he now believes women only have loved him for his money. At a charity ball where armed thieves order guests to strip, he is bound nude to Daisy Morgan, a commercial artist. He is immediately attracted to her.
Superman III, 2h
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about computing, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross
Roles Perry White
Rating50% 2.5022852.5022852.5022852.5022852.502285
Gus Gorman, a chronically unemployed loser, discovers he has a talent for computer programming and gets a job at the Metropolis-based conglomerate Webscoe. Gus, dissatisfied with his pay, embezzles from his employer using a technique known as salami slicing, which brings Gus to the attention of CEO Ross Webster. Webster is intrigued by the computer's potential to aid him in his schemes to rule the world financially. Joined by his sister Vera and his "psychic nutritionist," Lorelei Ambrosia, Webster blackmails Gus into helping him.
Superman II, 2h3
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Roles Perry White
Rating67% 3.3986953.3986953.3986953.3986953.398695
Prior to the destruction of Krypton, the criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to banishment into the Phantom Zone for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes.
Superman
Superman (1978)
, 2h17
Directed by Richard Donner, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty
Roles Perry White
Rating72% 3.6480353.6480353.6480353.6480353.648035
On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.
Journey Into Fear, 1h40
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Themes Spy films
Actors Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Ian McShane, Joseph Wiseman, Shelley Winters
Roles Eric Hurst
Rating55% 2.785172.785172.785172.785172.78517
U.S geologist Graham (Sam Waterston) discovers a rich oil deposit in the mountains of Turkey that creates a dangerous conflict between Turks and Arabs interests.
Chosen Survivors, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Jackie Cooper, Diana Muldaur, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman, Pedro Armendáriz (fils), Lincoln Kilpatrick
Roles Raymond Couzins
Rating56% 2.806432.806432.806432.806432.80643
After being selected at random by a computer to seek safety in an underground bomb shelter on the eve of a nuclear attack, a group of refugees makes a horrible realization: They're sharing the space with a colony of vampire bats. And since going back above ground isn't an option, they're forced to stay and fight for their lives.
The Astronaut, 1h13
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Mars in film
Actors Jackie Cooper, Monte Markham, Richard Anderson, Robert Lansing, Susan Clark, John Rollin Lupton
Roles Kurt Anderson
Rating69% 3.492263.492263.492263.492263.49226
Television coverage of Brice Randolph, the first astronaut on the surface, is interrupted, indicating the signal has been lost. Shortly afterward, Eddie Reese is recruited, and shown what happened after the TV signal was interrupted: Brice reported something penetrating his EVA suit, and soon expiring. The other astronaut lifted off alone. NASA (who fear their project will be cancelled) needs to keep it secret until they have answers about what exactly happened.
The Love Machine, 1h48
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Genres Drama
Actors John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur
Roles Danton Miller
Rating47% 2.383982.383982.383982.383982.38398
Robin Stone works at a powerful TV network doing the news. He encounters an array of women, among them Judith Austin, the wife of a network executive. Judith asks her husband Greg to promote Robin and he does so. Robin and Judith then get into an extramarital affair while her husband is in the hospital for cardiac care.
Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Rating72% 3.6244753.6244753.6244753.6244753.624475
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
Everything's Ducky, 1h20
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Actors Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Cooper, Roland Winters, Elizabeth MacRae, Gordon Jones
Roles Lt. J.S. Parmell - Psychiatrist
Rating48% 2.423582.423582.423582.423582.42358
Two sailors sneak a talking duck aboard their ship. Complications ensue. The duck waddles all over the ship until he escapes.