Jackie Cooper Biography

Updated On Sep 15, 2016 Published On Aug 21, 2015
Facts of Jackie Cooper
Date of Birth: 1922 , September-15
Date of Death: 2011 , May-3
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Peter Gallagher
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Weight in KG 72 kg
Married Yes
Married to Paula Harwood (m. 1983)
Children 2
Education Tufts University
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki
TV Show The O.C.
Net Worth $16 Million.
Eye Color Light brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Body Measurements 34-24-30 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Peter Killian Gallagher
Father Tom Gallagher
Mother Mary Ann Gallagher
Working For Movies
Face Color White
Famous for Musician, writer
Divorce Not Yet
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Breast Size 34 D
Waist size 24 in
Hip Size 30 in
Salary N/A
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Christianity
Neck Size 8.7
Shoe Size 9
Movies Hello, My Name Is Doris
Sisters Joan Gallagher
Siblings Paul Gallagher
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group Maybach Music Group
Nick Name Jana Kramer
Affair with Amber Smith
Albums Don Henley
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Josh Lucas
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Jackie Cooper was a married man. He was not married just once but had married three times. First, on 11 December 1944, he married June Horne. They lived together for about five years and finally divorced in 1949. They also had one child. He then married Hildy Parks on18 March 1950 but they also divorced on 16 February 1954. The couple didn't have any children together. The same year, he married his girlfriend, Barbara Rae Kraus on 29 April. They remained together for more than half a century and also had three children together. But on 30 May 2009, his wife died an unfortunate death. The reason for her death is unknown. He first made his appearance as an actor at the age of three. He appeared in Lloyd Hamilton comedies under the name of "Leonard" as an extra with his grandmother. For nearly 50 years, he remained as the youngest Oscar nominee in any category but later in 1979, he was surpassed by Justin Henry's nomination, at age 8, in the Supporting Actor category for Kramer vs. Kramer. He earned a lot from his acting career but the exact figure of his net worth is not clear.

Jackie Cooper

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Born in Los Angeles, California

September 15 , 1922

Cooper was from a humble background.  He was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, to John Cooper and Mabel Leonard Bigelow. His mother was a stage pianist. His father left the family when he was just two years old. His birth name was John Cooper Jr. 

Died in Santa Monica, California

May 3 , 2011

Cooper died on May 3, 2011, in Santa Monica, California. He was suffering from a short illness. After his death, he received an honor from his naval service; he was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

His father left his family

May 7 , 1924

When he was just two years old, his father abandoned them and started living somewhere else. Since then, he did not ever saw his father. His family had a humble situation, which became worse after he left them. 

Married to June Horne

December 11 , 1944

Cooper was a married man. He was not married just once but had married three times. First, on 11 December 1944, he married June Horne. They lived together for about five years. During their marriage, they also had one child together.

First child, son John "Jack" Anthony Cooper

August 19 , 1946

For the first time in his life, he became the Father, with June Horne, of son John "Jack" Anthony Cooper (Jackie Cooper Jr.). He was born on August 19, 1946. This was the only child from his first marriage.

Divorced with his first wife, June Horne

November 5 , 1949

After being married for about five years with his wife, June Horne something  went wrong in the middle of their married life and on 5 November 1949, the couple finally divorced. They also had one children together.

Married to Hildy Parks

March 18 , 1950

He lived a single miserable life after he divorced his first wife. He then married his second wife, Hildy Parks on 18 March 1950. He remained with her till 1954 but they didn't have any children together. 

Divorced his second wife, Hildy Parks

February 16 , 1954

It seems like, he didn't have the aptitude to remain in the married life for a long period of time. After tying the knot with Hildy Parks, he remained together for about five years. But on 16 February 1954, they divorced.

Married to Barbara Rae Kraus

April 29 , 1954

From his previous experience, he had known that it was hard to live a single life. So, just after two months of the termination of the second marriage, he married his third wife. They remained together for more than half a century and also had three children together.

Second child Russell

June 20 , 1956

In 1956, Cooper became the father of his second son, Russell with Barbara. He was born in 1956, just after a year his parents entered into marriage relationship. He grew up with his parents and was raised somewhere in the USA.

Third child Julie

September 12 , 1957

In 1957, the couple again gave birth to their second child together. This time, it was a sweet lovely girl, Julie. She had three siblings. She died in 1997 but the actual reason for her death is unknown.

Fourth child Cristina "Crissy"

February 19 , 1959

The couple Jackie and Barbara Rae Kraus gave birth to their third child, Cristina "Crissy" in 1959. She was the fourth child of Jackie, who also had one son from his previous relationship. Cristine however, died in 2009.

His wife died

2009

Cooper and Barbara Rae Kraus remained together for more than fifty years. During this time they had three children together. But on 30 May 2009, she wife died an unfortunate death. The reason for her death is unknown.

First appearance

1925

Cooper made his first appearance at the age of three. He appeared in Lloyd Hamilton comedies under the name of "Leonard" as an extra with his grandmother. Since then, he is popular by his nick name America's Boy.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1979

Cooper had been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for four times during 1960s and 1070s. But in 1974 and 1979, he won this award for Best Directing in Comedy and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series respectively.

 

Won Walk of Fame

1960

1960 was also a year that was remarkable in his life. During this year, he was nominated for Walk of Fame for Motion Picture and he won it. From this time on he claimed every award an actor can earn in his lifetime.

Worked as Instructor/Guest Lecturer

1970

He also worked as an Instructor and Guest Lecturer at California State University. In Northridge's Radio, TV and Film Department as well as Film and Television he worked as Producing, Directing and Marketing manager.