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Jerry Tucker

Jerry Tucker
File:Jerry Tucker 1936.jpg
Jerry Tucker in Captain January (1936)
Born Jerome H. Schatz
(1925-11-01) November 1, 1925 (age 90)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1931-1942

Jerry Tucker (born November 1, 1925) is a former American child actor, most notable for appearing as the "rich kid" in the Our Gang short subjects series semi-regularly from 1931 to 1938.

Career

Tucker first appeared in the 1931 Our Gang short Shiver My Timbers. He appeared in many Our Gang episodes and left the series after the 1938 Our Gang short Three Men in a Tub.

In addition to his Our Gang appearances, Tucker appeared in the Marie Dressler film Prosperity, again as a spoiled rich kid. He also appeared as one of Mother Peep's children in the 1934 Laurel & Hardy feature film March of the Wooden Soldiers. On radio, Tucker played "the juvenile lead" on Jones and I, which was broadcast on CBS in the early 1940s[1] and Roy Barry on the soap opera Hilltop House.[2]

Tucker went on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He later married his wife Myra and had a long successful career with RCA before retiring. His wife died in August 2012. Tucker is one of the few living Our Gangers from the original series. Other surviving members are Mildred Kornman, Jean Darling, Mickey Gubitosi, Sidney Kibrick, and Dickie Moore.

Filmography

Our Gang

Radio

  • Hilltop House (1939-1940)
  • King Arthur, Jr. (1940-1941)
  • Jones and I (1941-1942)
  • The Andersons (1942)

References

  1. ^ Lesser, Jerry (January 3, 1942). "Radio Talent: New York" (PDF). Billboard. p. 9. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Thursday's Highlights" (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror 14 (6): 48. October 1940. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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