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Stop the Presses...Farewell Jackie Cooper (1922-2011)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bad Guy Zero, May 4, 2011.

  1. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    When I was a kid I knew him from the "Our Gang" shorts thanks to a local station that aired them daily. When I was slightly older I knew him as Perry White in the Superman films that starred Christopher Reeve.


    He was the youngest Academy Award nominee ever for Best Actor in a Leading Role [9 years 20 days old when nominated for his role in Skippy].
  2. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    I'll believe it when I see a picture of his body.

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I figured he was done after Zod shoved his skull into the ceiling.
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    You missed out on quite a catch, Miss Crabtree
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Where's the handle Perry White in this time of need?

    RIP, good sir. His involvement in "M*A*S*H," "Our Gang" and in "Superman" shouldn't be forgotten.
  7. They had a clip of him - talking about Treasure Island (1934) - the other night on AMC and I wondered if he was still kicking.
  8. Brad Guire

    Brad Guire Member

    Sad news. I'm a big Superman buff, and I've long attributed my desire to be a reporter and hopefully editor (oh how to be 20 and naive) was because I saw Perry White and said, "that's what I want to do."

    Of course, I've since learned the reality of the business, and that it's likely I'll never go that far in my career.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Does this leave Robert Blake as the only prominent "Our Gang" cast member who is still living?
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Another sad story of a child actor death. WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?!?!
  11. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Speaking of great Ceasar's ghost...
  12. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Did a great turn in Columbo as the senator who takes time out from the campaign for murder. Great expression when caught, eyes closed. Maybe my favorite Columbo ending.

    YHS, etc
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