Jean Darling

1922 - 2015 (Age 93)


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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Dear old Bean, what a fabulous old gal you were. I only knew you in your later years in Dublin, on the South Circular Road, but you had such a sparkle about you. Rest well.

May family and friends be comforted by fond memories of Jean Darling and from condolences of those she brought joy to. WC Florida

To the son and all of The Darling family and friends. I used to watch The Little Rascals and I loved that show. I'm sorry to hear of your loved one's death. I know you must be experiencing great sadness right now but, I hope that you gain some comfort in the
knowledge that Luke 20:38 holds out. Miss Darling though you may be missing her right now is very much alive in God's memory.

Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences for your loss. May the strength and comfort that our loving God provides, be also granted to you during this difficult time you are dealing with. Psalms 27:5.

Please accept my condolences for your loss. One can never be prepared for the empty void that's left when a loved one dies. Our Creator promises to give you the strength to live each day without. He says "I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears" . I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5.

To Jennifer Darling.
You were a very talented actress. I enjoyed watching you on the little rascals. You made me laugh. My prayers go to you Miss Darling. Lisa Weiner



So,so for your loss may the god of comfort be with your family Rom 5:5