Jackie Coogan

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John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American actor and comedian who began his film career as a child actor in silent films.[2] Coogan's role in Charlie Chaplin's film The Kid (1921) made him one of the first child stars in the history of Hollywood.

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Jackie Coogan
Coogan in 1962
John Leslie Coogan[1]

(1914-10-26)October 26, 1914
DiedMarch 1, 1984(1984-03-01) (aged 69)
Burial placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1917–1984
(m. 1937; div. 1939)
Flower Parry
(m. 1941; div. 1943)
Ann McCormack
(m. 1946; div. 1951)
Dorothea Lamphere
(m. 1952)
RelativesRobert Coogan (brother)
Keith Coogan (grandson)

He later sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, the California Child Actor's Bill, widely known as the "Coogan Act".[3]

Coogan continued to act throughout his life, later earning renewed fame in middle age portraying Uncle Fester in the 1960s television series The Addams Family.

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