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  • Former child star, 'Superman' actor Cooper dies

    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.

  • Former child star Jackie Cooper Dies at 88

    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.

  • Jackie Cooper, former child star, dies at 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.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Oct. 20, 1978, actor Jackie Cooper is shown in Los Angeles. Cooper, the child movie star who won a best-actor Oscar nomination at 9 for "Skippy" and grew up to play the Daily Planet editor in Christopher Reeves' four "Superman" movies, died May 3, 2011, from an undisclosed illness at a Los Angeles hospital, said his agent, Ronnie Leif. He was 88. (Associated Press)

    Jackie Cooper, former child star, dies at 88

    Jackie Cooper, 88, died Tuesday at a nursing facility in Santa Monica, Calif., said his other son, John.

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