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Jean Darling (Everett Collection)
Jean Darling (Everett Collection)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jean Darling, who appeared in the silent film series "Our Gang" as a child actress, has died at age 93.

Darling's son Roy Hamilton-Bowen said Tuesday that his mother died Friday in Rodermark, Germany, after a sudden illness.

Darling appeared in the "Our Gang" series between 1927 and 1929, when the short films began incorporating sound into the productions. Darling also appeared in the original Broadway run of "Carousel" and later starred as Aunt Poppy in children's programming on Ireland's RTE radio and television broadcasts.

Hamilton-Bowen says his mother remained active up until her death and had recently finished a crime novel.

Darling was born Dorothy Jean LeVake in Santa Monica, California, in August 1922. Her son said the precise date is unknown because a fire destroyed her birth records.


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