Shirley Jean Rickert

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Shirley Jean Rickert
Born (1926-03-25)March 25, 1926
Seattle, Washington
Died February 6, 2009(2009-02-06) (aged 82)
Saratoga Springs, New York
Cause of death
Prolonged illness
Occupation Child actress
Exotic Dancer
Years active 1927-1952

Shirley Jean Rickert (March 25, 1926 – February 6, 2009) was an American child actress who was briefly the "blonde girl" for the Our Gang series in 1931, during the Hal Roach talkie period.

Career[edit]

Rickert's most notable appearances were in the films Love Business and Bargain Day, in which her spit-curls were the centerpiece of her precocious performance. After Rickert left the Our Gang series, she had a brief movie career, followed by a string of jobs including driving trucks for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. She later worked in burlesque as an exotic dancer.[1]

In the mid-1970s, she became a traveling saleswoman for industrial hardware. Late in life, she performed in local theater productions, helped maintain a Web site for her fans and occasionally appeared at film festivals and conventions. She also sold her crafts at a local shop with her daughter's family.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Rickert died in a nursing home on February 6, 2009 after a long illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ L.A. Times Obituary

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