Leo G. Carroll
Leo G. Carroll (October 25, 1892- October 16, 1972), was a British character actor in many films from the 1930s to the 1960s. He also appeared in the 1950s television series Topper and the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E and its spin-off, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Among the many films he appeared in were six Alfred Hitchcock films, including North By Northwest, Strangers on a Train and Spellbound.
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Among the many films he appeared in were six Alfred Hitchcock films, including North By Northwest, Strangers on a Train and Spellbound. Cooper has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street. He also appeared in the 1950s television series Topper and the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E and its spin-off, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The title comes from Norman Taurog's threat to shoot young Jackie's dog if he couldn't cry in Skippy. Carroll (October 25, 1892- October 16, 1972), was a British character actor in many films from the 1930s to the 1960s. His autobiography, Please Don't Shoot My Dog, was published in 1981. Leo G. Later in the 1970s, he found renewed fame as Clark Kent's editor, Perry White, in the Superman feature film series starring Christopher Reeve.
It was his television acting that convinced him that he could become a director, and he successfully moved behind the camera, to become one of the busier television directors, for which he won Emmy Awards. Cooper had problems finding roles as he became an adolescent, and he served in World War II, so his career was at a nadir when he starred in two popular television series, The People's Choice and Hennesey. He began a long on-screen relationship with actor Wallace Beery in such films as The Champ (1931), The Bowery (1933), Treasure Island (1934), and O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935). Our Gang producer Hal Roach sold Jackie's contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in mid-1931, as he felt the youngster would have a better future in features.
The movie catapulted young Jackie into superstardom. His first non-Our Gang role was in 1931, when his uncle Norman Taurog hired him to star in Skippy, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (the youngest actor ever to receive the nomination). He conntinued to appear in Our Gang for two more years, becoming its main character. His most notable Our Gang shorts explore his character's crush on Miss Crabtree, the schoolteacher played by June Marlowe. Born in Los Angeles, California the nephew of director Norman Taurog, Cooper first appeared in the movies in Boxing Gloves in 1929, one of the Our Gang comedies.
Jackie Cooper (born September 15, 1922) is an American actor and director, one of the few child actors who managed to transition into an adult career.