Sunday, May 8, 2011
Jackie Cooper Remembered
September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011
Most people remember Jackie Cooper (if they do at all) as one of the Little Rascals (Our Gang Comedies)
He was the cute little misunderstood blond boy that had a major crush on the teacher Miss Crabtree.
That seems to be his biggest most remembered role, although he was in many other shows and movies..he served in the Navy during WWII, and he officially retired, at 67 when his, then wife, briefly became sick. He was in all four of the Chistopher Reeve's Superman movies, as Perry White, the editor.
Much of his adult life, he did character bit parts, and guest appearances...he didn't consider himself to be "conventionally handsome", but I disagree with that! He spend a lot of his time behind the camera directing shows including M*A*S*H, and White Shadow, for which he won awards.
My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. The loss of any person affects us all, and certainly the loss of one who made an entertaining mark on many people..
See ya later,