Actor Jackie Cooper passed away in Beverly Hills, California yesterday at the age of 88. The cause of death isn't known yet, although it is said he had a, "sudden bout with illness."
Jackie Cooper was born on September 15, 1922 in Los Angeles and broke into show business at a very young age. He became the youngest actor to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the title character in Skippy at just nine years of age in 1931. Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Best Actress at the age of 13 for Whale Rider in 2003, is the only other actor or actress to be nominated for a Best Actor or Best Actress Oscar while under the age of 18.
As an adult, Jackie Cooper is best known for his role as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. He also directed a number of TV movies and TV episodes, receiving two Best Directing Emmy Awards for episodes of M*A*S*H and The White Shadow.
Best of the Web
Disney Dominates Weekend Box Office with Jungle Book & Captain America: Civil War
Disney's The Jungle Book held off three underperforming newcomers to win at the box office for a 3rd week in a row, with $42.4 million.
Batman Movie Won't Have Red Hood, Will Have Iconic Villains
A new report claims that Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie won't feature the Red Hood, but there will be numerous iconic villains.
Justice League Brings Back Jeremy Irons as Alfred
Jeremy Irons confirmed he is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in the two-part Justice League movie.
Captain America: Civil War Grabs $200M in Overseas Box Office Debut
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War gets off to a huge start at the international box office, taking in $200.2 million.
The Interview Was a Horrible Experience Says Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen does not fondly remember the time he almost started a War with The Interview.
Captain America Is Bucky's Only Hope in Latest Civil War Preview
Captain America is The Winter Solider's only hope in a new Civil War sneak peek from Marvel.