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Nine-year-old Jackie Cooper, who played the title character
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Nine-year-old Jackie Cooper, who played the title character of the 1931 movie “Skippy,” earned a best actor nomination for the role, at the time making him the youngest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.(Credit: AP)

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Youngest Oscar nominees

Age ain't nothin' but a number for these tiny actors -- a couple of whom beat out nominees more than three times their age to win an Academy Award.