Jackie Cooper, a child star in the 1950s who later became an award-winning director, died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Cooper, who started acting at the age of three, was behind and in front of the screen for more than 60 years, retiring in 1989.
Though he appeared in dozens of movies throughout his career, audiences today probably best remember Cooper as the Daily Planet Editor Perry White from the Christopher Reeve Superman series.
Cooper earned Emmys for directing episodes of M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow. He became the first child actor to be nominated for an Oscar when he was nominated for his role in 1931's Skippy. Cooper's other notable movies include When a Feller Needs a Friend, Boy of the Streets, Gangster's Boys and Streets of New York. How did he help other child actors? >> Posted 05.05.11 by Chris