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Jackie Cooper Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JACKIE COOPER
Born: September 15, 1922 in Los Angeles, California
Died: May 3, 2011 in Santa Monica, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Jackie Cooper, born John Cooper, Jr. in Los Angeles, California (1922-2011), appeared first in Hal Roach's "Our Gang" comedies, then earned an Oscar nomination as Skippy (1931). He co-starred with Wallace Beery in several films of the 1930s, including The Champ and Treasure Island. As an adult, his film opportunities diminished, but Cooper had two hit TV series in the 1950s, The People's Choice and Hennessy. He won an Emmy (1973) for directing episodes of M*A*S*H. Cooper played newspaper editor Perry White in all four of the Christopher Reeves Superman movies (1981-1987). American director TAUROG (1899-1981, born in Chicago, Illinois) won the 1931 Best Director Academy Award for Skippy (1931), which featured his nine year-old nephew and up-and-coming child star Jackie Cooper. (Taurog reportedly threatened to shoot Cooper's dog during the filming of Skippy to make him cry; Cooper later called his autobiography Please Don't Shoot My Dog) He was also nominated for Best Director honors for Boys Town (1938). In all, he directed almost 180 films between 1920 and 1968. Among them were nine films featuring Elvis Presley and five with Jerry Lewis, both in partnership with Dean Martin and alone and David O. Selznick's adaptation of the Samuel Clemens novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (Performer), 1986 Sledge Hammer! (Performer), 1986 Murder, She Wrote (Performer), 1983 Superman III (Performer), 1974 Doctor Dan (Performer), 1974 Hec Ramsey (Performer), 1974 Kojak (Performer), 1972 McCloud (Performer), 1971 The Love Machine (Performer), 1964 Twilight Zone (Performer), 1963 The Great Adventure (Performer), 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (Performer), 1961 Everything's Ducky (Performer), 1961 The Gertrude Berg Show (Performer), 1958 Pursuit (Performer), 1955-1958 The People's Choice (Performer), 1953-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1952-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (Performer), 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Performer), 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1948-1953 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (Performer), 1947 Kilroy Was Here (Performer), 1947 Stork Bites Man (Performer), 1942 Men of Texas (Performer), 1942 Syncopation (Performer), 1941 Glamour Boy (Performer), 1941 Life with Henry (Performer), 1940 Gallant Sons (Performer), 1939 The Big Guy (Performer), 1939 Streets of New York (Performer), 1939 Scouts to the Rescue (Performer), 1938 White Banners (Performer), 1937 Boy of the Streets (Performer), 1936 Tough Guy (Performer), 1935 Dinky (Performer), 1934 Peck's Bad Boy (Performer), 1931/I The Champ (Performer), 1931 Love Business (Performer), 1931 Helping Grandma (Performer), 1930 School's Out (Performer), 1930 Pups Is Pups (Performer), 1929 Bouncing Babies (Performer), 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (Director), 1982 Family in Blue (Director), 1981 Leave 'em Laughing (Director), 1979 Paris (Director), 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (Director), 1978 Rainbow (Director), 1978 Having Babies III (Director), 1977 Quincy M.E. (Director), 1976 Holmes and Yo-Yo (Director), 1975 The Bob Crane Show (Director), 1974 Doctor Dan (Director), 1972 Keep the Faith (Director), 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (Producer), 1962 Charley Angelo (Producer), 1993-1997 Biography (in person), 1988 Going Hollywood: The War Years (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1971 It Was a Very Good Year (in person), 1971 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1960 The 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1957-1958 To Tell the Truth (in person), 1958 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (in person), 1958 Jazz Party (in person), 1958 The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme Show (in person), 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (in person), 1956 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1953 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1949 Floor Show (in person), 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (in person), 1932 The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 Second Series (in person), 1932/II Screen Snapshots (in person), 1959 The Arthur Murray Party (in person), 1947 Screen Snapshots Series 27, No. 3: Out of This World Series (in person), 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Other), 1953 The Milton Berle Show (Sound), 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (in person), 1989 When We Were Young...: Growing Up on the Silver Screen (in person), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Other), 1956 MGM Parade (Other), 1980 Superman II (Performer), 1975 Journey Into Fear (Performer), 1974 Chosen Survivors (Performer), 1973 Keep an Eye on Denise (Performer), 1973 Of Men and Women (Performer), 1971 Hawaii Five-O (Performer), 1968 Shadow on the Land (Performer), 1956-1963 The United States Steel Hour (Performer), 1953 Medallion Theatre (Performer), 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (Performer), 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (Performer), 1951-1952 Suspense (Performer), 1951 The Clock (Performer), 1948 French Leave (Performer), 1943 Where Are Your Children (Performer), 1941 Her First Beau (Performer), 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (Performer), 1940 The Return of Frank James (Performer), 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy (Performer), 1933 The Bowery (Performer), 1931 Bargain Day (Performer), 1930 Teacher's Pet (Performer), 1930 Shivering Shakespeare (Performer), 1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. (Performer), 1929 Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (Performer), 1986-1987 Sledge Hammer! (Director), 1980 Marathon (Director), 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (Director), 1973-1974 M*A*S*H (Director), 1962 Ensign O'Toole (Director), 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (Producer), 2000 Child Stars: Their Story (in person), 1984 The 56th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1982 The Making of 'Superman II' (in person), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1968 The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (in person), 1960 About Faces (in person), 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1957-1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1955-1958 The George Gobel Show (in person), 1955 This Is Your Life (in person), 1931 The Christmas Party (in person), 2006 Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (in person), 1949-1953 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 (Other), 1978 Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee (in person), 1943 Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform (in person), 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1995 Biography (Other), 1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (in person), 2004 Checking Out: Grand Hotel (Other), 2000 Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in (in person), 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up (Other), 1986 St. Elsewhere (Performer), 1975-1978 The Rockford Files (Performer), 1974-1977 Police Story (Performer), 1975 Mobile One (Performer), 1975 Mobile Two (Performer), 1974 The Dean Martin Comedy World (Performer), 1973 Columbo (Performer), 1972 Circle of Fear (Performer), 1959-1962 Hennesey (Performer), 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (Performer), 1957 Telephone Time (Performer), 1953-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (Performer), 1955 Justice (Performer), 1954 The Elgin Hour (Performer), 1953 Danger (Performer), 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (Performer), 1951 Starlight Theatre (Performer), 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (Performer), 1942 The Navy Comes Through (Performer), 1939 What a Life (Performer), 1939 The Spirit of Culver (Performer), 1938 Gangster's Boy (Performer), 1938 That Certain Age (Performer), 1934 Treasure Island (Performer), 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (Performer), 1932 Divorce in the Family (Performer), 1931 Young Donovan's Kid (Performer), 1931 Skippy (Performer), 1931 Little Daddy (Performer), 1930 A Tough Winter (Performer), 1929 Boxing Gloves (Performer), 1987-1988 Cagney & Lacey (Director), 1987 Magnum, P.I. (Director), 1987 The Ladies (Director), 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Director), 1984 Glitter (Director), 1980 Rodeo Girl (Director), 1979 Sex and the Single Parent (Director), 1976-1977 Black Sheep Squadron (Director), 1975-1976 The Rockford Files (Director), 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (Director), 1961-1962 Hennesey (Director), 1956-1958 The People's Choice (Director), 1987 The Ladies (Producer), 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (Producer), 1995 Inside the Dream Factory (in person), 1994 Hal Roach: King of Laughter (in person), 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (in person), 1990 Hollywood Chronicles (in person), 1983 The Making of 'Superman III' (in person), 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evil Knievel (in person), 1974 The Dean Martin Comedy World (in person), 1971 Mantrap (in person), 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (in person), 1956 What's My Line (in person), 1953 The Name's the Same (in person), 1939 Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 12 (in person), 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. 11 (in person), 2002 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Other), 1955 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1976-1977 McMillan & Wife (Director), 1961 The Donna Reed Show (Director), 2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (in person), 1940 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood (in person), 1982 Hollywood's Children (Other), 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (Other), 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 (Other), 1990 Capital News (Performer), 1987 Surrender (Performer), 1984 No Earthly Reason (Performer), 1978 Superman (Performer), 1977 Operation Petticoat (Performer), 1975 The Invisible Man (Performer), 1974 The Day the Earth Moved (Performer), 1973 The F.B.I. (Performer), 1972 Ironside (Performer), 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted (Performer), 1972 The Astronaut (Performer), 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (Performer), 1964 The Danny Kaye Show (Performer), 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (Performer), 1958 Goodyear Theatre (Performer), 1955 Producers' Showcase (Performer), 1954 Your Show of Shows (Performer), 1952 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1940 Seventeen (Performer), 1939 Two Bright Boys (Performer), 1938 Newsboys' Home (Performer), 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy (Performer), 1933 Lone Cowboy (Performer), 1932 When a Fellow Needs a Friend (Performer), 1931 Sooky (Performer), 1930 Bear Shooters (Performer), 1930 When the Wind Blows (Performer), 1930 The First Seven Years (Performer), 1929 Sunnyside Up (Performer), 1989 Jake and the Fatman (Director), 1988-1989 Simon & Simon (Director), 1985 Izzy & Moe (Director), 1984 The Night They Saved Christmas (Director), 1982 Moonlight (Director), 1980 White Mama (Director), 1978-1979 The White Shadow (Director), 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (Director), 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted (Director), 1974/I Lily (Producer), 1966 Hawk (Producer), 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (Producer), 1959-1961 Hennesey (Producer), 2005 The White Shadow: More Than Basketball (in person), 2004 American Masters (in person), 2001 Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (in person), 1997 Sports on the Silver Screen (in person), 1993 Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (in person), 1986 The 38th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1981 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (in person), 1980 The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (in person), 1979 The 31st Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1972 This Is Your Life (in person), 1962-1971 Password All-Stars (in person), 1960 The Revlon Revue (in person), 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1946 Hollywood Park (in person), 1942 Soaring Stars (in person), 1940 Rodeo Dough (in person), 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-6 (in person), 1932 Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (in person), 1931 Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party (in person), 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 2001 Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (Other), 1986 Classic Comedy Teams (Other), 1988-1989 Superboy (Director), 1993 The 45th Annual Directors Guild Awards (in person), 2006 Superman II (Other)
Theater Credits
King of Hearts - Performer (April 1, 1954 - November 27, 1954), Remains to Be Seen - Performer (October 3, 1951 - March 22, 1952), Magnolia Alley - Performer (April 18, 1949 - April 23, 1949)

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