This truly saddens me. I had the very good fortune to work with Jackie back in the mid-1980’s on a TV pilot. Sure, I was just an extra, but he came over to talk to me and my “husband” (We were “plant shoppers”) during a break, and wished he could put us “in the foreground” (yeah, the leads were THAT bad).
I remember seeing his long look at the poker game four other extras were playing in holding as we waited for the rain to clear, so we could continue work. (Scene couldn’t be matched and was cut)
(Wot? horrible starring actors?) Well, this pilot was so awful, it was shelved,and a few year slater was an awful movie-for-tv
Jackie Cooper was a good man. I’m gonna miss him.