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RIP: Child Actor Jerry Tucker dies at 91


Jerry Tucker (born November 1, 1925 - died November 23, 2016) was 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.

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. He also appeared with Shirley Temple in Captain January in 1936, playing the "know-it-all" boy who forgets his answers on the test. 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.

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. As of 2016, Tucker is one of five living Our Gangers from the original series. Other surviving members are Mildred Kornman, Mickey Gubitosi, Sidney Kibrick, and Leonard Landy.

Filmography
Our Gang[edit]
Shiver My Timbers (1931) - First Appearance
Bedtime Worries (1933)
Wild Poses (1933)
Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)
Washee Ironee (1934)
Mama's Little Pirate (1934)
Shrimps For A Day (1934)
Anniversary Trouble (1935)
Beginner's Luck (1935)
Teacher's Beau (1935)
Sprucin' Up (1935) - Percy
Little Sinner (1935)
Our Gang Follies Of 1936 (1935)
The Pinch Singer (1936)
Two Too Young (1936)
General Spanky (1936)
Glove Taps (1937)
Three Men in a Tub (1938) - Final Appearance
Radio
Hilltop House (1939-1940)
King Arthur, Jr. (1940-1941)
Jones and I (1941-1942)
The Andersons (1942)

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