Date of Birth: Apr 12, 1926
Biography: During the early times of the Depression when life was more famine than feast, child stars became the blue plate special of the day, served up by Hollywood to help nourish a nation besieged with troubles. Following 20th Century-Fox monumental success with Shirley Temple in the early 1930s, every studio was out searching for its own precocious little commodity who could pack 'em in the aisles despite the lean times. While Paramount whipped up "Little" Mitzi Green, MGM offered Jackie Cooper in the
Total Credits at Criticker: 40 (Actor)
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- How to Get Rid of Your Wife (1963) - S2 E11
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) - Direct-to-Video
Now that Frollo is gone, Quasimodo rings the bell with the help of his new friend and Esmeralda's and Phoebus' little son, Zephyr. But when Quasi stops by a traveling circus owned by evil magician Sarousch, he falls for Madellaine, Sarouch's assistant. But greedy Sarousch forces Madellaine to help him steal the Cathedral's most famous bell. (imdb)
A World War II Army psychiatrist tries to help his battle-shocked patients. (Turner Classic Movies)
The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he arrives, using his brother and their roommates and anyone else he can as stepping stones in his climb for fame and fortune as a singing and acting star. (imdb)
Hal and Joan Foster hire Gladys, a nurse caregiver, to look after their son who has a life threatening heart problem. Joan is invited to hear Gladys sing with her church choir at a Billy Graham Crusade inside Madison Square Garden. Conflict arises as Hal is confused about Joan's decision for Christ. Ethel Waters sings His Eye Is On The Sparrow and the spiritual Motherless Child.
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (imdb)
Pat Marvin, a photographer/reporter for a magazine gets some pictures of a gambling place and barely escapes with her life. The publisher decides to sell the publication, and the staff, headed by the editor, Larry Burke, get the money together to buy it. Larry and Pat decide to get some pictures of a never-photographed society deb, Cynthia Van Loan, and, in the process, stumble upon a murder, identify the killer, expose the girl's scheming fiancée, and get their pictures. (imdb)
Brothers Henry and Wayne Cooper (Grant Withers and William Haade) have a mission to help their younger, shyer sister, Geraldine Jane Withers, who has just received a large inheritance from their mother. It was their dying mother's request that the brother's find a suitable suitor for their younger sister. Geraldine, however, rejects all the men they bring courting, including her current beau Willy Briggs Jimmy Lydon. (allmovie.com)
Peeks at Hollywood (1946) - Short Film
Two young beautiful starlets use the Griffith Observatory telescope to find stars in Hollywood.
Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), and ex-vaudeville hoofer, work in a Broadway drug store, rendezvous of young aspiring actors and performers, Danny and his friend Johnny McCloud (Jimmy Lydon), embryo writer of musicals, conspire to have Kitty's voice auditioned by a radio man.
In this melodrama, two young lovers secretly elope after the woman is involved in a hit-and-run accident. The young groom takes the rap and is thrown out of school. The bride's enraged father shoots the boy. At the trial the bride lies on the stand to save her dad. Things work out, and the young couple goes on a honeymoon. (allmovie.com)
A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941. (imdb)
An arrogant young actress doesn't want to play "young" parts anymore, and runs off. The studio replaces her with the president of her fan club, who just happens to be a lookalike. Meanwhile, some other former child actors, trying to put on a show for the GIs, will be able to do it only if they can get the young actress to be in it, so they set out to persuade her to be in their show--not knowing that she's isn't who they think she is.
In 1900, the Martindale family is in dire straits, due to eccentric Hugo's spendthrift ways. His daughter Evelyn Martindale is proposed to by rich Peter Varney, but she loves the poor Julio. But younger sister Kathy plots to save the day, not realizing that father Hugo has plans of his own underway. (imdb)
A rich spoilt city girl works hard for a club for farm children and wins the leaders heart, after complications with a confidence trickster.
Jane's grandfather must sell his trotting horse farm. She falls for the business-minded young man who buys it and hopes to teach him the pleasures of trotting.
15-year-old Penelope (Penny) Wood has two great interests - Chuck Harris and the hope that some day she might become a famous,great writer. Chuck also has two interests - his home-made glider and the hope that some day he will go to Tech college. His indifference to Penny is her chief source of annoyance. Mervyn Roberts, Penny's uncle who is only five years older than she is, arrives home with a guest, Roger Van Vleck, and Penny falls for Roger's sophistication.
Tomboy is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster. When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher and gets her first kiss from a beau.
A movie company making a film about a famous sheriff hires his grandson as a stand-in for the lead. The grandson's friend scares the actor out of town so he can get the role. (imdb)
Texas ranch teenager (Withers) is sent to school in San Antonio where she learns to get along with others. (imdb)
In 1870 Arizona Jane helps her foster-father ex-bandit (Carrillo) who has been accused of gold robbery. (imdb)
Addie Fippany, her father Jean Paul Batiste Fippany, her mother Josephine and her sister Cecile roam the country-side in a mule-drawn wagon, trading trinkets to farmers for chickens which they sell in the cities. Addie and her father love the care-free life, but Mrs. Fippany and Cecile want to settle down in New York City. As soon as the "chicken wagon family" reaches New York, Addie gets into mischief and a policeman, Matt Hibbard, helps her and falls in love with Cecile.
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France where they encounter an American girl (Withers) whose father (Schildkraut) is a French officer. Lots of slapstick. (imdb)
A cop pretends to be a crook in order to catch a gang of outlaws. The bad guys run a night club as a front. The cop's sister helps him by singing there; otherwise, she's busy making love to a military cadet.
Jane's dad (Tombes) is an oil field worker who comes into a fortune and is then pushed into society by his wife. (imdb)
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle and getting him hooked up with his secretary. (imdb)
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
An orphan girl becomes adopted by a group of old men and is placed in the home of one of them. She sings and dances and helps out where she can.
With the help of a young newspaperman Jane rescues a movie star who is caught held for ransom when she visits her hometown. (imdb)
Jane Withers and trainer Stu Erwin save a horse with a broken leg and enter it in a race. (imdb)
Jane is the daughter of an officer in the Naval Air Service who, while putting on musical shows for the troops, uncovers a group of spies. (imdb)
Arnette Flynn helps celebrate her town's fiftieth anniversary in spite of crooks planning a bank robbery.
A shy newspaperman (Brown) nearly gives up when his girlfriend (Hunt) falls for the new guy in town (Meeker) till Withers sets things right. (imdb)
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor. (imdb)
Withers and her father Summerville arrive at a Southern mansion and turn the cotton pickers into entertainers to raise money to save the place.
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
After obtaining her from an orphanage a couple exploit entertainer Withers till she runs away and later becomes a professional. (imdb)
Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, gives him lectures, loves him, defends him and keeps house for him. But, through a meddling do-gooder, she is placed in the home of the Parkers, and clashes immediately with the pampered young son, Hamilton. (imdb)
Withers is an immigrant who learns on arrival in the U.S. that her mother is dead. Friends help her survive as an entertainer, and success is a good argument against the immigration officials. (imdb)
When a maid is accidentally hit by a car and killed, her young orphaned daughter is forced to live with the snooty couple her mother used to work for. A custody battle soon ensues between an aviator who adores the little girl and the couple's crotchety Uncle Ned. (imdb)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) - TV Series