Sonny Bupp

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Sonny Bupp
Born Moyer MacClaren Bupp
(1928-01-10)January 10, 1928
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died November 1, 2007(2007-11-01) (aged 79)
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation Actor, businessman
Years active 1934–1943

Sonny Bupp (born Moyer MacClaren Bupp, January 10, 1928 – November 1, 2007) was an American child film actor and businessman. His most notable film was Citizen Kane (1941), in which he appears as Junior, Charles Foster Kane III, the eight-year-old son of Charles Foster Kane and his first wife, Emily. Bupp was the last surviving credited member of the Citizen Kane cast at his death.


Sonny Bupp and Ruth Warrick in Citizen Kane (1941)

Born Moyer MacClaren Bupp in New York City, Sonny Bupp was the brother of actors Tommy Bupp (1924–1983), June Bupp (1913–1989) and Ann Bupp (b. 1922). He appeared in over 60 films during his career, including two Our Gang comedies, 1935's Our Gang Follies of 1936 and 1938's Men in Fright.

He appeared in Citizen Kane as the son of Charles Foster Kane, and was the last surviving credited cast member of that film.[1] He also appeared in the 1937 Three Stooges' Cash and Carry, as well as such films as Love is in the Air (Ronald Reagan's first film), The Renegade Trail, Annie Oakley (with Barbara Stanwyck), Kid Millions, Lost Horizon (with Ronald Colman), Angels With Dirty Faces, Tennessee Johnson and The Devil and Daniel Webster.

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He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and, after his film career ended, became an auto industry executive. He died in Henderson, Nevada, aged 79, from undisclosed causes.



  1. ^ "'Citizen Kane' actress Louise Currie dead at 100". Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource. September 15, 2013. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 


  • Goldrup, Tom and Jim (2002). Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Film and Television. McFarland & Co. p. 38-46. ISBN 1476613702. 
  • Holmstrom, John (1996). The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich: Michael Russell, p. 156-157.

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