Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Jackie Cooper (1922-2011) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Los Angeles born child star graduated from bit parts to Hal Roach's "Our Gang" in the early 1930s. He became the youngest actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Skippy (1931), made while on loan from Roach. Cooper cried his way into movie fan's hearts alongside Wallace Beery in The Champ (1931) in a formula that worked so well that they were teamed again in The Bowery (1933), Treasure Island (1934), and O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935). Other enjoyable Jackie Cooper movies of this era include Peck's Bad Boy (1934), The Devil Is a Sissy (1936), Tough Guy (1936), and Gallant Sons (1940). Cooper became a successful director in television throughout the 1970s and '80s, winning two Emmys for his work on M*A*S*H and The White Shadow. Cooper also returned to acting during this latter portion of his career, most notably taking on the role of Perry White in Superman (1978) and its three sequels.
Birthday: September 15