|Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in a publicity photo for the 1921 movie, The Kid. |
He married 4 times (his first marriage being to actress and pin-up girl, Betty Grable) and had four children. After returning from action in the Second World War, Jackie Coogan went back to acting. He struggled with financial problems, and addictions to alcohol and drugs, but he found fame again as the much loved Uncle Fester in The Addams Family television series (1964 - 1966). It was a role that his daughter Leslie, in The Addams Chronicles by Stephen Cox, said that he "cherished".