Jackie Cooper was an American actor of movies and TV shows, a director as well as a producer. He was born on the 15th of September, 1922 and died in the May of 2011 at the age of 88 years old. He was born in Los Angeles, California, United States of America as the only son to father John Cooper, and mother Mabel Leonard Bigelow. When he was two years old, his father left the family and so his mother and his maternal aunty brought him up. His mother later got married to a production manager named C.J. Bigelow, but he refused to inherit his stepfather’s name. Born and raised as a Christian, his father was Jew. He was an American by nationality and belonged to white ethnicity. Born into a family of artists, he first appeared in movies in a small age, when his grandmother used to play as an actress. At the age of 3, he began to appear in other movies as well.
He was not the tallest of man Jackie, and had an average height. He measured about a 175 cm tall, which is around 5 feet and 9 inches. With a smiling face and slim figure, he was a charming person and had a big nose, which was his trademark those days. He never gained extra weight, although he wouldn’t be working out in the gym but still preferred to do exercises on his own. With his black hair, and blue eyes, he had a very smiling face and a good character as well. It was unfortunate that a man like him was dead so soon, although his age was not very young. His death took place in Santa Monica, California between family and friends. As he had served the navy in the early stages of his career, his funeral was commenced at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Regarding his personal life, it looks like he was involved in multiple affairs and had been married a couple of times as well. Whoever said that he was sexually gay, probably didn’t know about his dating life as he has got a list when it comes to his girlfriends. By the age of 16, he had his first girlfriend Peggy Ann Garner, and was involved in couple of short relationships with actresses Linda Darnell, Bonita Granville and Hildy Parks. He was first married to Hildy Parks, in 1950 but divorced just a year later. In 1939, he was involved with Joan Crawford and broke up two years later to get involved with Lana Turner in 1941. Between 1943 and 1949, he was in married relationship with his second wife June Horne and divorced after having his first son Jackie Cooper Jr. He was having affairs with Janis Paige in 1951/ 54 and also was believed to be with Piper Laurie. In 1954, he was married for the third time with his spouse Barbara Kraus, and they were together for 55 years before separating in 2009. The two of them are shared three children together; Russell Cooper (Son), Julie Cooper (Daughter) and Cristina Cooper (Daughter).
In order to know more about Jackie’s life, work and career, you can read his biography available in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. He has also got Twitter and Instagram accounts under his name, which is operated by his fans where you can check out his pictures and get to know him closely. By 2015, his estimated net worth value is $18 million USD.