Jackie Cooper, the Our Ganger with the most successful post-Roach career in show business, was born 9/15/22 (some sources say 1921).
Young even for Hollywood standards, he broke into show business at age 3, appearing as an extra along with his grandmother, who used to tote him along while looking for film work. Jackie appeared in only fifteen Our Gang films, but remains one of the best remembered. He left Roach to appear in "Skippy" for Paramount, after which his film career took off, gaining true film star status. As he grew older, parts became harder to find, and after serving in the Navy during World War II, he returned to acting, honing his skills in various features and stage productions. He became a star once again when he directed and starred in the successful television sitcom "The People's Choice" where he played a city councilman and followed that with other TV successes such as "Hennesey" and "Mobile One." Many recognize him recently for his roles as editor Perry White in the "Superman" series of films.
Boxing Gloves Bouncing Babies Moan & Groan Inc. Shivering Shakespeare The First Seven Years When The Wind Blows Bear Shooters A Tough Winter Pups Is Pups Teacher's Pet, School's Out Helping Grandma Love Business Little Daddy Bargain Day
Sunny Side Up The Champ Skippy Sooky Young Donovan's Kid Divorce In The Family Feller Needs A Friend The Bowery Broadway To Hollywood Lone Cowboy Peck's Bad Boy Treasure Island Dinky O'Shaugnessy's Boy The Devil Is A Sissy Tough Guy Boy Of The Streets Gangster's Boy That Certain Age White Banners The Big Guy Newsboy's Home The Spirit Of Culver Streets Of New York Two Bright Boys What A Life Gallant Sons The Return Of Frank James Seventeen Glamour Boy Her First Beau Life With Henry Ziegfeld Girl Men Of Texas The Navy Comes Through Syncopation Where Are Your Children? Kilroy Was Here Stork Bites Man French Leave Everything's Ducky The Love Machine Superman Superman II Superman III Superman IV
The People's Choice (1955-1958) Hennesey (1959-1962) Mobile One (1975)AWARDS
Best Director Emmy for "Carry On, Hawkeye" episode of "M.A.S.H." (1974)
"Please Don't Shoot My Dog"
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