R.I. P. Jean Darling

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I heard from my pal Barry Mitchell last night that Jean Darling has passed away. Among other things, the former child star was one of the original Our Gang.

Ironically, I became aware of Ms. Darling not through her original movies but via a neo-silent film she made (at the age of 91!) with Dutch singer and television personality René Riva in 2013. I stumbled across it when I was researching Chain of Fools. 

That little film, called The Butler’s Tale  is here:

Here she is reminiscing about Fatty Arbuckle:

Here is Broadway World on her passing: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/HAL-ROACHS-LITTLE-RASCALS-and-CAROUSEL-Actress-Jean-Darling-Has-Died-20150906

The New York Times piece is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/07/movies/jean-darling-actress-in-our-gang-series-dies-at-93.html?_r=1

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