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Also Known As: Died: May 3, 2011
Born: September 15, 1922 Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Ladies, The (1987) as Director
A mother and daughter become reluctant roommates when the mother is facing a divorce.
2.
Izzy and Moe (1985) as Director
Two ex-vaudevillians become federal Prohibition agents during the 1920s and utilize their wits and vaudeville talents to go after a bootlegger.
3.
Night They Saved Christmas, The (1984) as Director
This whimsical tale, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Program, finds Santa Claus and his toy factory (an imaginative world created by Inovision in a gaily-wrapped gift box) saved from destruction by a trio of wide-eyed children and their initially disbelieving mom after their oil wildcatter
4.
Moonlight (1982) as Director
A fast-food delivery man for a New York Chinese restaurant gets involved with international terrorists and is recruited by undercover agents to help track down its leader. This prospective series pilot has the pseudonymous Alan Smithee credited as director, after both Jackie Cooper and his successor
5.
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982) as Director
The dramatization of the life of the pop singer from her rise to stardom and her marriage to Jose Ferrer to her courageous comeback from her 1968 mental breakdown following the Robert Kennedy assassination. Based on Clooney's autobiography, it has Rosemary dubbing not only her own songs but also her
6.
Leave 'Em Laughing (1981) as Director
Mickey Rooney is real-life clown Jack Thum who, with his devoted wife Shirlee, cared for dozens of homeless children --37 of them over the years--in the Chicago area, all of whom come back to visit when they discover he's terminally ill. The film reunited Rooney with another former child star from
7.
White Mama (1980) as Director
Bette Davis was Emmy Award-nominated for her performance of a penniless widow who refuses to go on welfare and takes in a streetwise Black teenager as a foster child to earn money to survive. The script was written especially for her by first-time screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs.
8.
Rodeo Girl (1980) as Director
The wife of a champion rodeo performer, tired of her subsidiary role at home, becomes an aspiring rodeo rider herself, encouraged by her one-time performer mother and confronts her new life style despite her husband's disapproval, in this film based on the true story of rodeo champion Sue Pirtle.
9.
Marathon (1980) as Director
Bob Newhart is a bemused, mild-mannered accountant (which, in fact, he was before becoming a professional comic) who takes up jogging and Leigh Taylor-Young is the lithe young woman who sprints into his life, to the annoyance of his non-running wife, Anita Gillette.
10.
Sex and the Single Parent (1979) as Director
Two attractive divorcees find that their newly-realized independence continues to be guided by their respective parental obligations.
11.
Perfect Gentlemen (1978) as Director
Lauren Bacall made her TV-movie debut in this amusing caper film about three women with totally different backgrounds but sharing a common bond in that each needs a large sum of money and each has a husband in prison, and with the help of a safecracking old lady they pull off a million dollar heist.
12.
Rainbow (1978) as Director
A musical drama tracing the life of a young Judy Garland (ages 10 to 17) during her rise from struggling vaudeville performer to the star of "The Wizard of Oz." Cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz received an Emmy Award for his contribution.
13.
Having Babies III (1978) as Director
The third pilot movie for the subsequent "Having Babies" series which quickly was retitled "Julie Farr, M.D.," and soon afterward disappeared, all during the last few weeks of the 1977-78 season. Patty Duke Astin won another of her various Emmy Award nominations for her performance.
14.
Stand Up and Be Counted (1972) as Director
Sheila is a newspaper reporter who returns to her home town in order to write an article about the progress of the liberation of the women. Arriving at the town she is very surprised to see that her sister and also her mother agree very much with the feministic arguments.

Cast (feature film)

15.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
16.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Perry White
Superman (Christopher Reeve) receives a request to end nuclear proliferation, and the Man of Steel goes into action. He rounds up every nuclear missile in the world and then hurls the collection into the sun for a resounding explosion. But his Clark Kent persona has other problems as The Daily Planet has been bought by unscrupulous David Warfield (Sam Wanamaker) who is only interested in turning the newspaper into a sleazy tabloid. Lacy (Mariel Hemingway), Warfield's sexy daughter, however, has eyes for Kent and gets Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) to fix her up with him.
17.
Surrender (1987) as Ace Morgan
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.
18.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) as Himself
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
19.
Superman III (1983) as Perry White
Superman battles a supercomputer and the evil businessman exploiting it.
20.
Superman II (1981) as Dino; Perry White
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.
21.
Superman:The Movie (1978) as Perry White
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor's criminal plots.
22.
Operation Petticoat (1977) as Admiral
This pilot movie (complete with laugh track) for the subsequent one season-plus series -- with much of the same cast during the first season and a complete overhaul during the initial weeks of the second -- is the TV remake of the 1959 Cary Grant/Tony Curtis comedy about a World War II submarine pai
23.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) as Service Repairman
After driving his boss to insanity, Inspector Clouseau has to stop him from destroying the world.
24.
Invisible Man, The (1975) as Walter Carison
A scientist working on laser beam projection in a think tank discovers a way of making himself invisible, then flees with his secret rather than permit it to be used by the military. This updated version of the Wells science-fiction classic, filmed initially in 1933 and copied countless times since,
25.
Mobile Two (1975) as Peter Campbell
A seasoned broadcast journalist, an ex-boozer, gets the chance to again prove himself as a television news reporter in this pilot for the short-lived "Mobile One" series that premiered ten days after this movie's initial airing and ran through the end of the year.
26.
Chosen Survivors (1974) as Raymond Couzins
Cast members are roused from their homes and shuttled off into the night. They are deposited in an undergound shelter and then watch as the world is destroyed by nuclear holocaust. Then the blood sucking vampire bats come. It turns out the whole thing is just a psychological test - observing the 'Chosen Survivors' under this stress.
27.
Day the Earth Moved, The (1974) as Steve Barker
An aerial photography team tries to alert a small town about an impending earthquake, but no one believes the duo until the tremors start and the walls begin to collapse.
28.
Stand Up and Be Counted (1972) as Doctor
Sheila is a newspaper reporter who returns to her home town in order to write an article about the progress of the liberation of the women. Arriving at the town she is very surprised to see that her sister and also her mother agree very much with the feministic arguments.
29.
Astronaut, The (1972) as Kurt Anderson
Top space officials, fearing for the future of the program, substitute a look-alike for an astronaut who died during a Mars mission.
30.
The Love Machine (1971) as Danton Miller
John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur, Shecky Greene, Jodi Wexler. Based on the best-selling pulp novel by Jacqueline Susann, this behind-the-scenes expose of a national television network follows the career of a ruthless executive who sleeps his way to the top. The music score includes two songs by Dionne Warwick - "He's Moving On" & "Amanda's Theme".
31.
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971) as Ed Miller
A young runaway, going from middle-class suburbia to the heart of the hippie drug culture, returns home only to find deepening family conflicts and parental bickering -- and realizes what it threatens to do to her younger sister.
32.
Everything's Ducky (1961) as Lieutenant Parmell
Two sailors think they've struck it rich when they find a talking duck.
33.
French Leave (1948) as Skitch
34.
Stork Bites Man (1947) as Ernest "Ernie" C. Brown
Ernie (Jackie Cooper), manager of an apartment house that allows no children, finds himself evicted when his wife, Peg (Meg Randall as Gene Roberts), becomes pregnant. With the help of an imaginary stork and a large department store, he institutes a boycott against the apartment house.
35.
Kilroy Was Here (1947) as Johnny J. Kilroy
Returning G. I. John J. Kilroy (Jackie Cooper), whose main ambition is to get a college education, finds himself one-half credit short for college entrance. Connie Harcourt (Wanda McKay) writes feature stories about him as "Kilroy,", the most talked about G. I. of the war, and is able to get him registered. Fraternity members grow dubious and attempt to make him withdraw from college.
36.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Danny Cheston
37.
Men of Texas (1942) as Robert Houston Scott
38.
Syncopation (1942) as Johnny [Schumacher]
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
39.
The Navy Comes Through (1942) as Joe "Babe" Dudson
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
40.
Life with Henry (1941) as Henry Aldrich
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
41.
Her First Beau (1941) as Chuck Harris
42.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Jerry Regan
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
43.
Glamour Boy (1941) as Tiny Barlow
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
44.
Seventeen (1940) as William Sylvanus Baxter
45.
Gallant Sons (1940) as Byron "By" Newbold
When a man is charged with murder, his son's schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
46.
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Clem
The legendary outlaw's brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James's murder.
47.
Spirit of Culver (1939) as Tom Allen
48.
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Rory O'Donnell
49.
What a Life (1939) as Henry Aldrich
50.
Streets of New York (1939) as Jimmy Keenan
Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and temptations, but through it all, he considers the actions of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, for guidance. Will Jimmy see his dreams come true, or will he be another of the countless hopefuls chewed up and spit out by New York's mean streets?
51.
The Big Guy (1939) as Jimmy Hutchins
52.
Scouts to the Rescue (1939)
Filmed in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Sonora, California, this Universal serial (made in that short two-year span of time when they chose to be identified as The New Universal) is Universal's 40th sound-era serial, made and released between "Red Barry" and "Buck Rogers", and has Eagle Scout Bruce Scott (Jackie Cooper), leader of Martinsville Troop Number One, and his pack setting off in search of lost treasure, using a map provided by Tenderfoot scout Skeets Scanlon (Bill Cody, Jr.) Scoutmaster Hale (Jack Mulhall)leaves the expedition to rush home to an ailing wife, but Bruce and the scouts push on and the map leads them to "Ghost Town", where the treasure turns out to be a large cache of counterfeit $20 bills and the plates used to print them. The troop also discover a lost branch of Inca Indians living in the mountains and still undetected in 1939. The tribe gives ferocious efforts to keep the scouts from discovering their Temple cave because it contains a huge radium deposit known to them only for its ability to heal wounds. Joined by G-Man Hal Marvin (William Ruhl), on the trail of the counterfeiting ring led by Pug O'Toole (Ralph Dunn) and Doc (Jason Robards as Jason Robards, the only screen billing name he ever used, credited and/or uncredited, since Jason Robards Jr. wasn't making films when his father was), the scouts face many battles and opposition from both the gangsters and the tribe.
53.
That Certain Age (1938) as Ken [Warren]
Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'
54.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as "Rifle" [Edwards]
55.
Gangster's Boy (1938) as Larry Kelly
56.
White Banners (1938) as Peter Trimble
A mysterious woman tries to help her son's foster family without revealing her true identity.
57.
Boy of the Streets (1937) as Chuck Brennan
A tough street kid tries to use gang violence to break into corrupt city politics.
58.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as "Buck" Murphy
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
59.
Tough Guy (1936) as Freddie [Frederick Martindale Vincent III]
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
60.
Dinky (1935) as Dinky [Daniels]
A military school cadet's mother is framed and sent to prison.
61.
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as "Stubby" [O'Shaughnessy]
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
62.
Treasure Island (1934) as Jim Hawkins
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
63.
Peck's Bad Boy (1934) as Bill Peck
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
64.
The Bowery (1933) as Swipes McGurk
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ...
65.
Broadway to Hollywood (1933) as Ted Hackett, Jr., as a child
Three generations of vaudevillians fight for stardom on stage and screen.
66.
Lone Cowboy (1933) as Scooter O'Neal
67.
Divorce in the Family (1932) as Terry Parker
A young boy gets caught in an emotional tug of war between his divorcing parents.
68.
When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932)
A lame boy's uncle tries to rescue him from his over-protective parents.
69.
When a Fellow Needs a Friend (1932) as Eddie [Edward Haverford] Randall
Two 1938 documentaries by acclaimed German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl comprise this athletic-based collection. "Festival of the Nations" is an exploration of the limits of the human body, featuring footage of Jesse Owens's performances at the 1936 Olympics. "Festival of Beauty" portrays different at
70.
The Champ (1931) as Dink [Purcell]
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.
71.
Sooky (1931) as Skippy [Skinner]
72.
Young Donovan's Kid (1931) as Midge Murray
73.
Skippy (1931) as Skippy [Skinner]
Boys from opposite sides of the track try to raise money for a dog license.

Producer (feature film)

74.
Ladies, The (1987) as Producer
A mother and daughter become reluctant roommates when the mother is facing a divorce.
75.
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982) as Producer
The dramatization of the life of the pop singer from her rise to stardom and her marriage to Jose Ferrer to her courageous comeback from her 1968 mental breakdown following the Robert Kennedy assassination. Based on Clooney's autobiography, it has Rosemary dubbing not only her own songs but also her
76.
Perfect Gentlemen (1978) as Producer
Lauren Bacall made her TV-movie debut in this amusing caper film about three women with totally different backgrounds but sharing a common bond in that each needs a large sum of money and each has a husband in prison, and with the help of a safecracking old lady they pull off a million dollar heist.

Director (special)

77.
Deacon Street Deer, The (1986) as Director
Bobby Murphy, a lonely boy without friends, attempts to rescue a frightened fawn stolen from its forest home by villainous types as a carnival attraction. The boy and the fawn become attached after Bobby wins the respect of some new friends and an eccentric street vendor, but Bobby must fend off the
78.
Family in Blue (1982) as Director
The story, set in Los Angeles, follows the lives of the Malones, a family of law enforcers: Marty, a former police captain turned private detective; Matt, his son, a police sergeant; Julie, his daughter, a lab technician; Dabney, his cousin, a lab technician; and Chester, his brother, a police chief
79.
Snafu (1976) as Director
A humorous look at the insanity of war as seen through the eyes of battle-weary G.I.'s spending World War II amid the bloody and pointless fighting in Italy.
80.
Doctor Dan (1974) as Director
The story of Dan Morgan, a Los Angeles-based child psychologist. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to help Jimmy Wallace, a ten-year-old boy who steals jewelry, and also contend with his own sixteen-year-old daughter, Joyce, who wants to date a college man.
81.
Keep the Faith (1972) as Director
The story of two rabbis, Miller and Mossman, and their sundry misadventures. In the pilot, the rabbis attempt to discharge the temple's long-established but ill-tempered caretaker.

Cast (special)

82.
Without Lying Down (2000) as Interviewee
A look at the women who helped build Hollywood by taking on such traditionally male jobs as directing, producing and writing.
83.
Child Stars: Their Story (2000) as Interviewee
Account of the child star experience. Features interviews with more than 30 former child stars, TV clips, home movies, additional archive footage and a "round table," in which eight one-time child stars, representing eight decades of film and TV experience hold forth on the trials of life in the spo
84.
Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress and singer Judy Garland. Includes over 40 original interviews, never-before-seen film footage, photographs of Garland throughout her career and her performances of more than 20 American standards.
85.
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) as Interviewee
Documentary exploring how sports have been portrayed in films over the last century. Features clips from sports-oriented films as well as interviews with sports and entertainment stars who contributed to these films.
86.
Inside The Dream Factory (1995)
Faye Dunaway hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood star-making machine.
87.
Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple (1994) as Interviewee
Documentary chronicling Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's rise to stardom (through their television series "I Love Lucy") and the details of their often rocky personal relationship.
88.
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993)
A look at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as seen through their home movies. Hosted by their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, the program includes interviews with their family and friends.
89.
When We Were Young... Growing Up on the Silver Screen (1989)
A documentary focusing on the era of child stars, showing how the films featuring children both reflected and affected the social conditions of the times. The program features interviews with several former child stars of the thirties and forties.
90.
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
91.
Doctor Dan (1974) as Dr Dan Morgan
The story of Dan Morgan, a Los Angeles-based child psychologist. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to help Jimmy Wallace, a ten-year-old boy who steals jewelry, and also contend with his own sixteen-year-old daughter, Joyce, who wants to date a college man.
92.
Keeping an Eye on Denise (1973) as Father
The story of a happy-go-lucky single who is suddenly saddled with the care of an uninhibited teenage daughter he never knew he had from a Korean War romance.
93.
Of Men of Women (1972) as Widower (Story 1)
The overall title for a series of one-act plays based on the trials and tribulations of love. In the pilot episode: "Hot Machine, Cold Machine" (Story 1), tells of a widower and widow who meet by chance in a coin-operated laundromat; the second story, "Why Was He Late for Work," tells an offbeat sto
94.
What's Up? (1971) as Host
A satirization of the contemporary scene through sketches, blackouts, interviews, and newsreel footage.
95.
What's Up, America? (1971) as Host
A series of sketches and blackouts that satirize the contemporary American scene.

Producer (special)

96.
Doctor Dan (1974) as Producer
The story of Dan Morgan, a Los Angeles-based child psychologist. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to help Jimmy Wallace, a ten-year-old boy who steals jewelry, and also contend with his own sixteen-year-old daughter, Joyce, who wants to date a college man.

Cast (short)

97.
Soaring Stars (1942)
In this comedic short, two autograph hounds attend an air show at the Santa Anita racetrack.
98.
Rodeo Dough (1940)
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo in this short film.
99.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, THE (1931)
Child star Jackie Cooper and his friends have a Christmas party at the MGM Studios and are served dinner by many of MGM's top stars.
100.
The First Seven Years (1930)
A boy gets in a duel over the affections of a girl in this short comedy.
101.
Helping Grandma (1930)
A gang of kids try to help their adopted grandmmother to sell her store in this short film.
102.
Bear Shooters (1930)
On a camping trip, a group of friends encounter poachers in this short film.
103.
Love Business (1930)
The teacher a boy has a crush on rents a room in his house in this short comedy.
104.
Bouncing Babies (1929)
In this comedic short film, a jealous boy plots against his baby brother.
105.
Boxing Gloves (1929)
In this short film, a group of children promote a boxing match.

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