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Superman Actor, Jackie Cooper Dies at 88

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Jackie Cooper, well known for his role in the Christopher Reeves’ Superman movies dies at the age of 88. The former star, Jackie Cooper died on Tuesday at a nursing facility in Santa Monica in Beverly Hills, California. The reason for his death was old age.

During 1931, Jackie Cooper has made history as he was nominated for an academy Award for the Best Actor for his role in the film ‘Skippy’ when he was 9-years-old. Till now, he is the youngest person to be nominated for the category of Best Actor. Cooper has tasted the success in the Hollywood as an adult-starring in several films and making guest appearances on many TV series including ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Murder, She Wrote’.

During and interview in 1971, the actor-director Jackie Cooper stated that he thinks it is tough to direct and star in a feature, either the performance or the direction will suffer. He added that an actor can direct himself in television. He concluded that it is essential to relieve the devastating boredom of starring in a series.

Russell Cooper, son of Jackie has said that his father was a fascinating guy who really did everything, from all different characteristics of the business. Cooper’s agent Ronnie Lief said that he was a lovely man and misses him.

Overall in his career, Cooper has directed more than 250 half-hour and hour-long series episodes, also 16 two-hour movies, several pilots and commercials.

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