Sharyn Moffett

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Sharyn Moffett
Born Patricia Sharyn Moffett
(1936-09-12) September 12, 1936 (age 80)
Alameda, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1944–1951

Sharyn Moffett (born Patricia Sharyn Moffett; September 12, 1936) is an American former child actress who appeared in films during the 1940s. I just had the pleasure to see "My Pal, Wolf" for the first time, today, on TCM. Sharyn Moffett was a sweetie; moving, mischievous and a magical presence to watch. I see that she is still with us. Should someone she knows, see this, please let her know that We, the viewing public, appreciate her and the fine contribution to the art of film, that she has given.

Early years[edit]

Moffett was born in Alameda, California, to a show business family. Her parents were R.E. Moffett and Gladyce Lloyd Roberts.[1] When she was four years old, her parents moved to Beverly Hills, California to explore her potential as a movie actress.[2]


At the age of 11 months, Moffett appeared in In Old Chicago for 20th Century Fox. At the age of seven, Moffett played the lead in the film My Pal Wolf (1944),[3] which marked her screen debut.[4] In 1944, she signed a seven-year contract with RKO Pictures.[1]

Overall, she appeared in a dozen films, including The Body Snatcher (1945),[5] the film noir The Locket (1946), Child of Divorce (1946), Banjo (1947), and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948).


Year Title Role
1938 In Old Chicago
1944 My Pal Wolf Gretchen Anstey
1945 The Body Snatcher Georgina Marsh
The Falcon in San Francisco[6] Annie Marshall
1946 A Boy, a Girl and a Dog Button
Child of Divorce Roberta Carter
The Locket Nancy, age 10
1947 Banjo Pat Warren
The Judge Steps Out Nan
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Joan Blandings
Rusty Leads the Way Penny Waters
1951 Her First Romance Leona Dean


  1. ^ a b "Sharyn Moffett Gets Contract With Studio". La Grande Observer. Oregon, La Grande. June 1, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved December 4, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Picture show annual 1948. Amalgamated Press. 1947. ASIN B00B5HGPHE. 
  3. ^ Hopper, Hedda (July 22, 1944). "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood". Harrisburg Telegraph. p. 15. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Bob Hope Heads Cast in Comedy to Come Friday". Waterloo Daily Courier. October 29, 1944. p. 22. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Sharyn Moffett and Lanny Rees may be first kid co-star team". The Milwaukee Journal. September 25, 1946. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Abbott-Costello Comedy Now at Lowe Poli Theatre". The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune. October 19, 1945. p. 15. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read


  • Best, Marc. Those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen (South Brunswick and New York: Barnes & Co., 1971), pp. 192-196.

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