Jerry Tucker

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Jerry Tucker
Jerry Tucker 1936.jpg
Jerry Tucker in Captain January (1936)
Born Jerome H. Schatz
(1925-11-01) November 1, 1925 (age 88)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1931-1939

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. 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.

Our Gang[edit]

  1. Shiver My Timbers (1931) - First Appearance
  2. Bedtime Worries (1933)
  3. Wild Poses (1933)
  4. Hi Neighbors (1934)
  5. Washee Ironee (1934)
  6. Mama's Little Pirate (1934)
  7. Shrimps For A Day (1934)
  8. Anniversary Trouble (1935)
  9. Beginner's Luck (1935)
  10. Teacher's Beau (1935)
  11. Sprucin' Up (1935) - Percy
  12. Little Sinner (1935)
  13. Our Gang Follies Of 1936 (1935)
  14. The Pinch Singer (1936)
  15. Two Too Young (1936)
  16. General Spanky (1936)
  17. Glove Taps (1937)
  18. Three Men in a Tub (1938) - Final Appearance

Later years[edit]

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.

Tucker is one of the few living Our Gangers from the original series. Other surviving members are Mildred Kornman, Marianne Edwards, Jean Darling, Mickey Gubitosi, Sidney Kibrick, and Dickie Moore (actor).

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