Brock Posted May 4, 2011 Report Share Posted May 4, 2011 Jackie Cooper, friend of Lucy and Desi, co-star to both (Lucy: The Bowery; Desi: The Navy Comes Through), and interviewee in Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie has died at 88. Actor and director Jackie Cooper passed away on Tuesday (May 3) at 88-years-old, TMZ has learned. The actor began working at just 3-years-old alongside his grandmother and was able to successfully transition into adult stardom. He is perhaps best known for his role as Perry White, the "Daily Planet" no-nonsense editor in 1978's "Superman," and its three sequels. Cooper remains the youngest actor to ever be nominated for an Academy Award in a leading role. In 1931 at just 9-years-old, he was nominated for his work in "Skippy." In his later years, Cooper developed into a well respected director, winning Emmy awards for his work on "M*A*S*H*" and "The White Shadow." http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/05/jackie-cooper-superman-actor-dies-at-88.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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