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01/03/1984 Actor Jackie Coogan dies of a heart attack at 69

John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Charlie Chaplin's film classic The Kid made him one of the first child stars in film history. After suffering from heart and kidney ailments, he succumbed to heart failure in March 1984, at age 69, in Santa Monica, California.