Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Cooper, who played the newspaper editor of The Daily Planet in 1978′s Superman, has died. He was 88.
Cooper died on Tuesday at a hospital in Beverly Hills after a brief illness, his agent tells People.
“He was a lovely man and I will miss him,” she said.
Cooper started acting when he was 3, and was nominated for Best Actor at the age of 9 for the 1931 film Skippy. He also earned two Emmy awards for his directing work on M*A*S*H and The White Shadow.
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He will be missed.