Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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 a 1921 promotion for PECK'S BAD BOY).

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. The saddest story but at least he was able to work again. Shame shame on show biz parents that shafted their children!

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