Jackie Cooper

United States

Jackie Cooper Bio

Who is Jackie Cooper

Late Jackie Cooper was an American actor, television executive, director and producer. He became the first child actor to be awarded with an Academy Award nomination. He also appeared in the film Skippy.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born to John Cooper and Mabel Leonard Bigelow. His maternal uncle name is Jack Leonard and his maternal aunt name is Julie Leonard. His mother was Italian American. His father was Jewish.

Interesting Facts

His estimated net worth was $18 million. On May 3 2011 he died after a short illness. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery located in Arlington, Virginia. He was one of the successful child actor in 1930.

Personal Life

From 1944 to 1949 he was married to June Horne. They had one son together. From 1950 to 1951 he was married to Hildy Parks. In 1954 he got married to Barbara Rae Kraus. Unfortunately she died in 2009. They together had three children.


In 1974 he was awarded with Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. He was also awarded with same award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 1979.


He was rumored to fall in love when he was shooting for Gangster’s Boy.