Jackie Coogan

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Leslie Coogan
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/26/1914, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 03/01/1984
  • Profession: Actor
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Jackie Coogan Fast Facts:
  • Earned his first film role, in Skinner's Baby, at the age of 18 months.  
  • Rose to fame at the age of 4, when Charlie Chaplin cast him in his film The Kid (1919).
  • Sued his mother after she squandered the majority of his child-star earnings. He only recovered a small portion of the money.
  • Is the namesake of the Coogan Law, which protects the rights of child actors by requiring that a portion of their earnings go into a blocked trust account.
  • Jackie Coogan Relationships:
  • Flower Parry - Ex-wife
  • Dorothea Lamphere - Wife
  • Betty Grable - Ex-wife
  • Ann McCormack - Ex-wife
  • Jack Coogan Sr. - Father
  • John Anthony Coogan - Son
  • Arthur Bernstein - Stepfather
  • Joann Dolliver Coogan - Daughter
  • Leslie - Daughter
  • Lillian Coogan Bernstein - Mother
  • Christopher Coogan - Son
  • College:
  • Attended Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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