Jerry Tucker, American child actor, Died at 91


Jerry Tucker ( birth name Jerome Harold Schatz) was born on November 1, 1925, and died on November 23, 2016.

He was an American child actor.

He was most notable for having played the “rich kid” in the Our Gang short subjects series semi-regularly from 1931 to 1938.

Jerry Tucker was the son of Ruth (Keno) and Leonard Schatz.

Jerry  first appeared in the 1931 Our Gang short Shiver My Timbers.

Jerry Tucker appeared in many Our Gang episodes and left the series after the 1938 Our Gang short Three Men in a Tub.

Also to his Our Gang appearances, Tucker appeared in the Marie Dressler film Prosperity, again as a spoiled rich kid.

Tucker also appeared as one of Mother Peep’s children in the 1934 Laurel & Hardy feature film March of the Wooden Soldiers.

Jerry Tucker also appeared with Shirley Temple in Captain January in 1936, playing the “know-it-all” boy who forgets his answers on the test.

He was also on the radio, Tucker played “the juvenile lead” on Jones and I, which was broadcast on CBS in the early 1940s and Roy Barry on the soap opera Hilltop House.

He went on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Later, Jerry married his wife Myra and had a long successful career with RCA before retiring.

Jerry’s wife died in August 2012.

He died of natural causes at Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, New York.

Jerry Tucker passed away at 91 years old.