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Jackie Coogan

American actor

Died when: 69 years 127 days (832 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Jackie Coogan

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.

Charlie Chaplin's film classic The Kid (1921) made him one of the first child stars in the history of Hollywood.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 Actors Bill, widely known as the Coogan Act.

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

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