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Jean Darling (1922–2015)


Having toured the world with husband, Kajar the Magician's Show 'Magicadabr', Jean Darling settled in Dublin and became an author of dozens of short mysteries for Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazines and Horror Fantasy for Whispers Magazine, etc. In 1980 she became Aunty Poppy (named for her home State flower) writing and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bouncing Babies
(1929)
The Butler's Tale
The Butler's Tale Lady Cavendish
(2013)
Saturday's Lesson
(1929)
Small Talk
Small Talk Jean
(1929)

Filmography

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 2013 The Butler's Tale (Short)
Lady Cavendish
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Lilyan Tashman (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Curly Locks (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1929 Saturday's Lesson (Short)
Jean
 1929 Bouncing Babies (Short)
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1929 Cat, Dog & Co. (Short)
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 1929 Boxing Gloves (Short)
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 1929 Lazy Days (Short)
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 1929 Railroadin' (Short)
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
 1929 Little Mother (Short)
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 1929 Small Talk (Short)
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 1929 Fast Freight (Short)
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 1929 Wiggle Your Ears (Short)
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 1929 The Holy Terror (Short)
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 1929 Noisy Noises (Short)
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 1928 The Spanking Age (Short)
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 1928 The Ol' Gray Hoss (Short)
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 1928 Growing Pains (Short)
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 1928 School Begins (Short)
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 1928 Crazy House (Short)
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 1928 Fair and Muddy (Short)
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 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
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 1928 Edison, Marconi & Co. (Short)
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 1928 The Smile Wins (Short)
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 1928 Rainy Days (Short)
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 1928 Spook Spoofing (Short)
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 1928 Playin' Hookey (Short)
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 1927 Dog Heaven (Short)
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 1927 Heebee Jeebees (Short)
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 1927 Chicken Feed (Short)
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 1927 The Old Wallop (Short)
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 1927 Yale vs. Harvard (Short)
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 1927 Olympic Games (Short)
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 1927 Baby Brother (Short)
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 1927 Tired Business Men (Short)
Bossy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Ten Years Old (Short)
Rich kid
 1927 Seeing the World (Short)
Girl at Pier
 1927 Bring Home the Turkey (Short)
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

[2007] Hosting "A Date with Jean Darling", in which she discusses her role in Our Gang comedies with film historian David Wyatt and shows some of their work, as part of The Third Annual Silent Comedy Festival, Bristol, England, UK. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hal Roach's Rascals | Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices
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Trivia:

In the late 1970s, Jean appeared on Saturday morning television as the presenter of "Auntie Poppy's Story Time" on Irish television programme "Anything Goes". She also told children's stories on Irish radio in the same period. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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