Jackie Cooper Passes at 88
Another of Hollywood’s golden age has departed from us. Character actor, Jackie Cooper passed away on May 3rd at the age of 88. He is best known for his latter role in the Superman films portraying Daily Planet editor Perry White.
Starting out as a child in show business, Cooper became a hit in the “Our Gang” short films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In every decade he has provided quality entertainment as an actor, producer, and director. Cooper was one of precious few to graduate from the child star syndrome as some refer to it.
Cooper served with distinction in the military in World War II. He was married four times. The fourth time was a charm for Cooper when he met his beloved Barbara. They were married for 54 years until her passing in 2009.
Cooper retired in 1990 and very much enjoyed his life with his family post life of show business. He avoided industry retrospective and enjoyed his simple life.