Hanlon, Jack

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Hanlon, Jack Gender: M
Jack Clement Hanlon
born on 15 February 1916 at 02:45 (= 02:45 AM )
Place Fort Worth, Texas, 32n44, 97w19
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°21' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°36 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°55'


American child actor known for his role in "Our Gang" and silent films. According to Variety, at the time of his death he was the oldest living person to appear in the "Our Gang" comedies and likely the last surviving cast member of the Buster Keaton silent classic "The General" [1].

Hanlon was raised by his grandmother in Culver City, California. He started acting at age 10. His first role was in Buster Keaton's 1926 film, "The General," before appearing in two 1927 "Our Gang"/"Little Rascals" silent shorts: "The Glorious Fourth" and "Olympic Games." He had what was characterized as a breakout performance in the 1929 William Wyler-directed part-talkie "The Shakedown," co-starring James Murray and Barbara Kent. He also had minor roles in "Romance," where as an uncredited extra he got his first on-screen kiss from Greta Garbo.

Between 1930 and 1933, Hanlon appeared in eight more films before giving up his acting career in 1932. After graduating from high school, he played minor league baseball and served as an Army Air Corps paratrooper during World War II. After the war, Hanlon, worked as a furniture mover. He was married to Jean Hanlon from 1940 until her death in 1977. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1994. He stayed friends with fellow Our Gang alumnus and Las Vegan, Jay R. Smith. He died on 13 December 2012 in Las Vegas.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Actor)