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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 1, 1984|
|Born:||October 26, 1914||Cause of Death:||kidney failure and heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Feature acting debut at 18 months in "Skinner's Baby"
Became superstar at age 7 in Chaplin's silent "The Kid"
Had "hair-cutting" ceremony; publicity stunt turned into film "Johnny Get Your Hair Cut"
Filed suit against parents for assets from Jackie Coogan Productions Inc; led to passage of the California's Child Actors Bill (the "Coogan Act") protecting child actors
Returned to films in teen-age roles, "College Swing"
TV regular on "The Benny Rubin Show"
Was regular on "Pantomime Quiz"
Regular on TV series "McKeever and the Colonel" (NBC)
Regular role as Uncle Fester in TV series, "The Addams Family"
Recurring role on TV series, "The Partridge Family"
Made TV movie debut in "Cool Million" (NBC)
Did voice of Uncle Fester on animated "Addams Family" series
Recurring role on TV series, "Happy Days"
Acted in last feature, "The Escape Artist"
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