He allegedly held the rope at a lynching.
He was married for a time to Betty Grable.
As a child star he earned upwards of $4 million but saw virtually none of it.
He was 12 when his trademark pageboy was shorn in the 1927 movie Johnny Get Your Hair Cut.
During World War II he allegedly was busted in rank for being caught in an off-limits cathouse in Burma.
His daughter once said Uncle Fester was the only character part he really loved.
When Charlie Chaplin at 83 returned to the United States in 1972 after years of exile to receive an honorary Academy Award, he was met at the airport by Coogan. The two men reportedly broke down crying, and Chaplin said, “There is no one else in the world I would rather see than you.”