Jack Hanlon from Our Gang/Little Rascals dies. Hanlon was 96 years old.
Hanlon had roles from the long bygone silent film era.
He appeared in the 1926 film classic “The General” and in two 1927 “Our Gang” comedies; “The Glorious Fourth” and “Olympic Games”.
Hanlon was also in the 1929 drama “The Shakedown” and the 1930 film “Romance”.
After the film “Romance”, Hanlon appeared in eight more movies, over the next 3 years, where he had speaking roles, including “Big Money” with Clark Gable and “The Wagon Master”
His acting career ended at the young age of 16.
Hanlon said he rarely made more than $5 a day for his film work.
After leaving Hollywood, Jack Hanlon became a furniture mover.
He came to Las Vegas in 1994 and lived in an apartment on Koval Lane.
Earlier this month, after suffering a stroke, he relocated to a local assisted living facility.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Hanlon was married for 37 years to his wife, Jean, until her death in 1977.
Hanlon later dated Jean’s sister Maude, who became his longtime companion until she passed away.
Hanlon is survived by three nieces, Wendy Putnam Park of Las Vegas, Karen Putnam of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Sandy Campbell of Chatsworth, Calif.; a nephew, Barry Ginn of Portugal; two great-nieces; three great-nephews; and six great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Wendy Putnam Park, said her uncle was a natural as a child actor. She told the Associated Press,
He was absolutely the sweetest, most charming man. He loved talking about being in the movies if you brought the subject up. He loved sharing stories about being in them.
No local services in Las Vegas will held.
Hanlon will be buried in Santa Monica, CA.
Rest in Peace Jack Hanlon.