Coogan's mother and stepfather claimed Jackie enjoyed himself and simply thought he was playing before the camera. She insisted, "No promises were ever made to give Jackie anything", and claimed he "was a bad boy". Coogan sued them in 1938, but after his legal expenses, he received just $126,000 of the $250,000 remaining of his earnings. When ...
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John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American movie, television, child, stage, radio, voice, silent movie actor, and comedian. He was known for his roles as The Kid in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid and as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family.
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He was born as John Leslie Coogan in 1914 in Los Angeles, California, to John Henry Coogan, Jr. and Lillian Rita (Dolliver) Coogan. He began performing as an infant in both vaudeville and film, with an uncredited role in the 1917 film Skinner's Baby. Charlie Chaplin discovered him in the Orpheum Theatre, a vaudeville house in Los Angeles, on the stage doing the shimmy, a popular dance at the time. Coogan's father was also an actor. Jackie Coogan was a natural mimic and delighted Chaplin with his abilities. Chaplin cast him in a small role in A Day's Pleasure (1919). He was Chaplin's irascible companion in The Kid (1921) and the following year played the title role in Oliver Twist, directed by Frank Lloyd. Coogan was one of the first stars to be heavily merchandised. Peanut butter, stationery, whistles, dolls, records, and figurines were among the Coogan-themed merchandise on sale. Coogan was tutored until the age of ten, when he entered Urban Military Academyand other prep schools....
Coogan appeared with then-wife Betty Grable in College Swing, a 1938 musical comedy starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Rayeand Bob Hope.
In 1940, Coogan played the role of "a playboy Broadway producer" in the Society Girlprogram on CBS radio.
World War II
Coogan enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that December, he requested a transfer to Army Air Forces as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. After graduating from glider school, he was made a flight officer, and he volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In December 1943, the unit was sent to India. He flew British troops, the Chindits, under General Orde Wingate on March 5, 1944, landing them at night in a sma...
Coogan was married four times, and had four children. His first three marriages to actresses were short lived. He and Betty Grable were engaged in 1935 and married on November 20, 1937, and they divorced less than two years later on October 11, 1939. Eighteen months later on August 10, 1941, he married Flower Parry. They had one son, John Anthony Coogan (writer/producer of 3D digital and film), born March 4, 1942, in Los Angeles; they divorced on June 29, 1943. Coogan married his third wife, Ann McCormack, on December 26, 1946, a daughter, Joann Dolliver Coogan, was born April 2, 1948,in Los Angeles. They divorced on September 20, 1951. Dorothea Odetta Hanson, also known as Dorothea Lamphere, best known as Dodie, was a dancer and became Coogan's fourth wife in April 1952 and they were together over thirty years, until his death. They had two children together, a daughter, Leslie Diane Coogan, born November 24, 1953, in Los Angeles, and a son, Christopher Fenton Coogan, born July 9,...
After suffering from heart and kidney ailments, Coogan succumbed to heart failure on March 1, 1984, at age 69 in Santa Monica, California. He had been undergoing kidney dialysis when his blood pressure dropped. Coogan was taken to Santa Monica Hospital, where he had a heart attack and expired. By his request, Coogan's funeral was open to the public and he was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located on the 1700 block of Vine Street, just south of Hollywood Boulevard.
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Cooper's father, John Cooper, left the family when Jackie was 2 years old.    His mother, Mabel Leonard Bigelow (née Polito), was a stage pianist.  Cooper's maternal uncle, Jack Leonard, was a screenwriter and his maternal aunt, Julie Leonard, was an actress married to director Norman Taurog .
Jackie Coogan, Actor: The Kid. Jackie Coogan was born into a family of vaudevillians where his father was a dancer and his mother had been a child star. On the stage by four, Jackie was touring at the age of five with his family in Los Angeles, California. While performing on the stage, he was spotted by Charles Chaplin, who then and there planned a movie in which he and Jackie ...
Stephen John Coogan (/ ˈ k uː ɡ ən /; born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, screenwriter and producer.He began his career in the 1980s as a voice actor on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voice-overs for television advertisements.
Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan Jr), född 26 oktober 1914 i Los Angeles, Kalifornien, död 1 mars 1984 i Santa Monica, Kalifornien, var en amerikansk skådespelare.Coogan inledde sin skådespelarkarriär redan som barn med att uppträda på scen och i stumfilmer, däribland i Chaplins pojke (1921).
Jackie Coogan (nascido John Leslie Coogan; Los Angeles, 26 de outubro de 1914 — Santa Monica, 1 de março de 1984 ) foi um ator e comediante estadunidense.Começou sua carreira cinematográfica nos filmes mudos, sendo o mais conhecido é o garotinho do filme The Kid, com Charles Chaplin.