Talk:Jackie Coogan

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Coogan Law[edit]

Seems to me there should be some mention of the Coogan Law which was passed as a result of little Jackie's experiences. He made a fortune as a child actor, but his parents' controlled all the money, which they squandered, so there was nothing left by the time he came of age. That's why the law was passed. It keep 15% of the child actors' earnings in trust until he is 21. --Graceful1 15:30, 5 December 2006 (UTC) Graceful1

And Trivia it ain't. Macgruder 16:28, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
It looks like a great deal had been deleted, so I retrieved some of it. However the stuff I retrieved may not be entirely neutral and therefore needs looked at.--T. Anthony 07:33, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


In the right hand column, Jackie Coogan's birthplace is listed as Woburn, Massachusetts and yet every source I've seen, including the info in the main article states that he was born in L.A. I don't know how to edit/correct this box. User:elshano —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elshano1 (talkcontribs) 22:42, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Facts in dispute[edit]

I don't know why correction are being deleted, but Jackie Coogan was divorced from Betty Grable in 1939, not 1940.

No mention about him being the biggest child actor in history.

The facts about where Chaplin discoverd Jackie was deleted, but was at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles (the current building was built a couple years later though).

Also the car accident on 04 May 1935 had 5 occupants in the vehichle, only Jackie was the sole survivor. The others should be mentioned as well as who they were.

"Tragedy struck on May 04, 1935 when Coogan's father was killed in a car crash in San Diego county that also claimed the life of Coogan's best friend Junior Durkin (who was living with his gay agent Henry Willson at the time of Durkin's death), a child actor best known as Huckleberry Finn in two films of the early 1930s, as well as film producer Robert J. Horner (called the Ed Wood of his era) and 24 year old Charles Jones, a foreman at the Coogan Ranch. The accident took place just short of Coogan's twenty-first birthday. He was the sole survivor of the accident of the five occupents."

It's documented in the biography by Diana "Baby Peggy" Serra Cary, that Jackie was one of the rope men that helped lynch in the San Jose town center the two kidnap and murder suspects of Jackie's good friend from Santa Clara University, Brooke Hart.—Preceding unsigned comment added by IITravel (talkcontribs) 23:47, 2 September 2009

Hand and foot prints in concrete?[edit]

"Jackie Coogan has his hand and foot prints in concrete out front of Grauman's Chinese Theater (now Mann's Chinese Theater), Ceremony #19, on December 12, 1931..." — Mistake? Because Ceremony #19, December 12, 1931 — Jackie Cooper. Jackie doesn't have footprints here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bukimoner (talkcontribs) 17:24, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

The paragraph discussing hand and foot prints in concrete has been incompetently edited, multiple times, with rhetorical statements added. I can't make any sense of it whatsoever. If the information can't be verified and referenced, I suggest that the entire paragraph be removed from the article.—QuicksilverT @ 19:43, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

What is this sentence supposed to mean?[edit]

"Coogan's mother and stepfather claimed Jackie was having fun and thought he was playing."

"... thought he was playing." ????? Huh?????Daqu (talk) 17:49, 5 June 2014 (UTC)