Tuesday, March 1, 2016

REMEMBERING JACKIE COOGAN

Who died this date in 1984. Long before the world came to know Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester in the 1960's television show THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Coogan was a child star in silent films.

(Click on the photo to see an ad for LONG LIVE THE KING from 1923).

Coogan successfully sued his parents--who squandered his income, provoking California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, widely known as the Coogan Act.  

Read more about his life here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Coogan

1 comment:

  1. Married 4 times and once to Betty Grable. Now that's something I would have never thought.

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