Gangster's Boy (1938)

Jackie Cooper Films

Jackie Cooper first appeared in films as an extra with his grandmother, who would bring him along in hopes of aiding her own attempts to get extra work. He graduated to bit parts in feature films such as Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 and Sunny Side Up. His director in these two films arranged an audition for the Our Gang comedy series produced by Hal Roach. Cooper, under contract to Hal Roach Studios, was loaned in the spring of 1931 to Paramount to star in Skippy (directed by his uncle, Norman Taurog), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—the youngest actor ever (at the age of 9) to be nominated for such an award.
Helping Grandma (1931)
Peck's Bad Boy (1934)
Boy of the Streets (1937)
Gangster's Boy (1938)
What a Life (1939)
Streets of New York (1939)
The Day the Earth Moved (1974)
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