Who is the first child actor to be nominated for the best actor/actress Oscar?
John Cooper Jr., born on the 15th of September, 1922 and well-known as Jackie Cooper, was a talented American actor. At the age of 9 he became the first child actor to be nominated for an Oscar and the youngest person to receive a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Cooper received this honor for his work in the film Skippy (1931).
Cooper, who began his career at the age of 7, became the most successful male child star of the 1930s, starring in films such as The Champ (1933) and Treasure Island (1934). Unlike most child actors Jackie Cooper continued to act in his teenage years and later.
This can be interesting: Jackie made notable appearances as editor Perry White in the 1970s and 1980s Superman films starring Christopher Reeve. His career spanned 60 years. He died on the 3rd of May, 2011. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.