Philip Hurlic

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Philip Hurlic
Born Philip Raymond Hurlic
(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died July 7, 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 86)
Compton, California, U.S.
Occupation Child actor
Years active 1932-1942

Philip Raymond Hurlic (December 20, 1927 - July 7, 2014) was an American child actor.


Hurlic appeared in a number of films in the 1930s and early 1940s. Hurlic's income from his film work was used to support his East Los Angeles family.[1] Hurlic's earliest roles were as a toddler in the Baby Burlesks series, which starred a pre-fame Shirley Temple. His largest roles in film include Little Jim in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Verman Diggs in the Penrod films, and Zeke in Zenobia (1939). He also appeared in a number of Our Gang comedies alongside another child actor from his neighborhood, Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas.[1][2]

He retired from film business in 1942 after 30 films. According to Hurlic's daughter Zee, Hurlic died peacefully on July 7, 2014 surrounded by his family.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bogle, Donald (2006). Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood. Random House Digital. p. 117. ISBN 0-345-45419-7. 
  2. ^ Demoss, Robert (2008-11-09). "The Lucky Corner: Feed 'Em and Weep". Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
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