Oscar-Nominated Actor Jackie Cooper Dies at 88
Actor Jackie Cooper died Tuesday at a Beverly Hills hospital after a brief illness; he was 88.
His career continued to flourish, as Cooper won Emmy awards for his work on M*A*S*H and The White Shadow. The actor also played the newspaper editor of The Daily Planet in 1978's Superman.
In addition to his acting career -- which included stints on Murder, She Wrote and St. Elsewhere -- Cooper was also a decorated WWII veteran who served with the Navy in the South Pacific. Cooper's autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog, was published in 1982.
Cooper has been married three times: to June Horne (1944-1949, with whom he had one son, John "Jack" Cooper III), Hildy Parks (1950-51) and Barbara Kraus (until her death in 2009). He and Kraus had three children together: Russell (born in 1956), Julie (1957-1997) and Cristina (1959-2009).