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Jackie Coogan

Highest Rated:   100% The Kid (1921)
Lowest Rated:   70% High School Confidential (1958)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
American actor Jackie Coogan belonged to a family of vaudevillians. At age four Coogan was already a stage attraction performing with his father when he caught the eye of Charles Chaplin, who immediately hired him (and his father as well). After giving him a bit part in the short A Day's Pleasure (1919), he made Coogan his co-star in the masterpiece The Kid (1921). This launched Coogan's film career and he went on to become one of the highest paid film actors of the day. Movie audiences worldwide doted on him, but his career as a child star petered out when he was 13 and too old to be "cute." In 1935 when his mother and stepfather refused to let him have the $4 million that he had amassed during his child acting days, he filed suit against them. When the settlement finally came, he received a mere $126,000., but the legal fight brought attention to such abuses, and resulted in the "California Child Actor's Bill" also known as the "Coogan Act" which protected the earnings of child actors. He was married to Betty Grable for 3 years, and to three other showgirls in succession afterwards. During his adulthood, he occasionally appeared in films playing character roles and worked frequently in television, most notably as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family TV series. He died on March 1, 1984.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Unknown Chaplin
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Escape Artist
  • Magic-Shop Owner
1982
No Score Yet Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
  • Sgt. Fleacollar
1980
No Score Yet Human Experiments (Beyond the Gate) (Women in Prison)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Prey
  • Lester
1980
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Stagehand I
1976
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
  • Sheriff
1975
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Charlie Smith
1973
71% Marlowe
  • Grant W. Hicks
1969
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West
  • Matthew Basch
1968
No Score Yet A Fine Madness
  • Mr. Fitzgerald
1966
No Score Yet John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
  • Father Ryan
1965
No Score Yet Girl Happy
  • Sgt. Benson
1965
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College
  • Wildcat MacPherson
1960
No Score Yet The Beat Generation
  • Jake Baron
1959
70% High School Confidential
  • Mr. A
1958
No Score Yet The Space Children
  • Hank Johnson
1958
No Score Yet Lonelyhearts
  • Ned Gates
1958
No Score Yet No Place to Land
  • Swede
1958
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild
  • Swifty Morgan
1957
No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Proud Ones
  • Man on Make
1956
No Score Yet The Actress
  • Heckler
1953
No Score Yet Lost Women
  • Doctor Aranya
1953
No Score Yet Outlaw Women
  • Piute Bill
1952
No Score Yet Boot Hill Mamas
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Cowboy G-Men
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Sky Patrol
  • Carter
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet College Swing
  • Jackie
1938
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer
  • Tom Sawyer
1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go)
  • Himself
1930
No Score Yet The Rag Man
  • Tim Kelly
1925
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Oliver Twist
1922
No Score Yet My Boy
  • Jackie Blair
1922
No Score Yet Seeing Stars
  • Actor
1922
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy
  • Peck's Bad Boy
1921
100% The Kid
  • The Child
1921
No Score Yet A Day's Pleasure
  • Smallest Boy
1919

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2002

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