jackie cooper Jackie Cooper: 'Superman' actor dies at 88Actor and director Jackie Cooper passed away on Tuesday (May 3) at 88-years-old, TMZ has learned.

]]>“Superman,” and its three sequels. Cooper remains the youngest actor to ever be nominated for an Academy Award in a leading role. In 1931 at just 9-years-old, he was nominated for his work in “Skippy.” In his later years, Cooper developed into a well respected director, winning Emmy awards for his work on “M*A*S*H*” and “The White Shadow.”