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"Jackie Cooper, the pug-nosed kid who became America's Boy in tear-jerker films of the Great Depression, then survived Hollywood's notorious graveyard of child stardom and flourished as an adult in television and modern pictures, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 88." Robert D McFadden for the New York Times: "Before the heydays of Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney, young Jackie, a ragged urchin with a pout and a mischievous half-winked eye, was dreaming up schemes in Our Gang comedies and Wallace Beery pictures, like Treasure Island, that Hollywood churned out. At 9 he became the youngest Oscar nominee for best actor (a record that he still holds), in Skippy (1931). Later he dated Lana Turner and Judy Garland, and spent weekends on the yacht of MGM's boss, Louis B Mayer."

In the Los Angeles Times, Dennis McLellan notes that during his MGM heyday, Cooper "placed his foot- and handprints in »

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