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Nowadays, Jackie Cooper may be best known for his role as the gruff newspaper editor in all four original "Superman" movies. But his Hollywood success story started long before that, with his reign as one of the most popular child stars of the 1930s and an Oscar nod at age 9.
Jackie Cooper, the former child movie star who won a best actor Oscar nomination at the age of 9 for "Skippy" and grew up to play The Daily Planet editor in Christopher Reeves' four "Superman" movies, has died. He was 88.
With his boyish looks and his thick head of blond hair, Jackie Cooper seemed to be eternally young. He was "Skippy," taking the popular comic strip character to the big screen in a turn that would garner a best actor Oscar nod at age 9.
Jackie Cooper, 88, died Tuesday at a nursing facility in Santa Monica, Calif., said his other son, John.