Jackie Cooper Passes Away at 88

The actor who portrayed Perry White in the first four ‘Superman’ movies passed in Beverly Hills, California yesterday.

Jackie Cooper passes away at the age of 88
Jackie Cooper passes away at the age of 88
Actor Jackie Cooper passed away in Beverly Hills, California yesterday at the age of 88. The cause of death isn't known yet, although it is said he had a, "sudden bout with illness."

Jackie Cooper was born on September 15, 1922 in Los Angeles and broke into show business at a very young age. He became the youngest actor to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the title character in Skippy at just nine years of age in 1931. Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Best Actress at the age of 13 for Whale Rider in 2003, is the only other actor or actress to be nominated for a Best Actor or Best Actress Oscar while under the age of 18.

As an adult, Jackie Cooper is best known for his role as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. He also directed a number of TV movies and TV episodes, receiving two Best Directing Emmy Awards for episodes of M*A*S*H and The White Shadow.

Sources: TMZ

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Comments (19)

  1. Titanictom

    Little Rascales and Superman Curse strikes again???!!!Superman on Blu ray just next Month!!!Smallville Series end Next Week!!!

    4 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  2. Chris

    R.I.P. Mr. Cooper

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  3. Salem6777


    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  4. J.P.

    R.I.P. Cooper. You'll go down in history for playing the second greatest newspaper Editor of our time. J.J.J FTW; too soon?

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  5. JonSpidey07

    RIP Mr. Cooper

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Do not grieve at the passing of mortality,for life's but a thing of terrible gravity.And the planets gravitate around you, and the stars shall dance about you, and the angels in heaven adore you,and the saints all stand and applaud you. So faraway, so faraway and yet so close.

    Nick Cave, "Far Away, So Close"

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Brian Rogers

    Cooper added a tremendous amount of credibility to Superman and Superman 2, although NOTHING could save Superman 3 and 4; how he played off Christopher Reeves bumbling Clark Kent only added to the charm of the first two films. His contribution to Superman's history is greatly admired and appreciated! Thanks Jackie!!`

    4 years agoby @Brian-RogersFlag

  8. Tmontana

    RIP MR White u where tha best perry white

    4 years agoby @tmontanaFlag

  9. Dan

    RIP Mr. White....

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Cripple

    He was such a fantastic Perry White! RIP

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  11. skywise

    RIP Mr. Cooper. Condolances to any family members who are suffering through this terrible time.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Stansfield

    R.I.P. Chief.

    4 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  13. darksektor1971

    R.I.P. you will be with us everytime we watch SUPERMAN!.

    4 years agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  14. thrashnasty190

    RIP Perry White you shall be missed

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  15. ejk1

    At least Perry White finally gets to fly through the air. Have fun in Heaven, Mr. Cooper.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. DS177

    :( RIP

    4 years agoby @ds177Flag

  17. CUPID

    Too bad :(

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  18. XSSIV

    Very sad. RIP

    4 years agoby @xssivFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( RIP

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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