Cinema: Kid

Nearly 19 years ago, in a motion picture called The Kid, a saucy, bright-eyed little ragamuffin, taffy hair rumpled untidily under a tattered caricature of a cap, scampered into the hearts of the world cinemaudience clinging to the threadbare coattails of Charlie Chaplin. The kid was Jackie Coogan. Before he was 10, Jackie was a corporation, Jackie Coogan Productions,

Inc., earning $1,000,000 for his two best years. Before he outgrew his small-boy roles (Oliver Twist, Peck's Bad Boy, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) his total earnings were estimated as high as $4,000,000.

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