John Elnathon “Jackie” Searl, Jr

John Elnathon “Jackie” Searl, Jr

Birth
Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
Death 29 Apr 1991 (aged 69)
Tujunga, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: He was cremated through the Bade Mortuary in Tujunga, California
Memorial ID 17193021 · View Source
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Child Actor. Real name John E. Searl. A native of Anaheim, California, Searl began his career on the Los Angeles, California, radio show "The Children's Hour" at the age of three, in 1924. Known as 'The Kid Everybody Wanted To Spank', Searl is probably best remembered for his role as the mean kid 'Sid Sawyer' in the 1930 screen version of the Mark Twain novel, "Tom Sawyer." His many other film credits include, "Daughters Of Desire" (1929), "Paramount On Parade" (1930), "The Sins Of The Children" (1930), "Scandal Sheet" (1931), "Finn And Hattie" (1931), "Skippy" (1931), "Daybreak" (1931), "Newly Rich" (1931), "Huckleberry Finn" (1931), "Sooky" (1931), "Lovers Courageous" (1932), "The Miracle Man" (1932), "Hearts Of Humanity" (1932), "Little Orphan Annie" (1932), "Officer Thirteen" (1932), "Topaze" (1932), "A Lady's Profession" (1933), "High Gear" (1933), "The Return Of Casey Jones" (1933), "Dangerous Crossroads" (1933), "One Year Later" (1933), "The Chief" (1933), "The World Changes" (1933), "Alice In Wonderland" (1933), "Strictly Dynamite" (1934), "Great Expectations" (1934), "Ginger" (1935), "Little Lord Lord Fauntleroy" (1936), "Two Wise Maids" (1937), "Little Tough Guy" (1938), "The Angels Wash Their Faces" (1939), "My Little Chickadee" (1940), "Golden Hoof" (1941), "The Fabulous Dorseys" (1947), "The Bride Goes Wild" (1948), "Hazard" (1948), "Lady At Midnight" (1948), "Paleface" (1948), "The Couch" (1963), "Shotgun Wedding" (1963), and "The Magnificent Stranger" (1967). On television, Searl made guest appearances in programs such as, "Wagon Train", "Bat Masterson", "Gunslinger", "The Rifleman", "The Barbara Stanwyck Show", "Lawman", "Bronco", "Perry Mason", "Bonanza", "The Guns Of Will Sonnett", "Cimarron Strip", "Petticoat Junction", "The Wild Wild West", "Judd For The Defense", Gunsmoke", Empire", and "Gomer Pyle, USMC." During World War II, he served in the military, but was later discharged. Following his discharge Searl tried to resurrect his acting career but was forced to settle on bit parts. He finally retired from acting in the 1970s, and passed away in Tujunga, California, in 1991, at the age of 69.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 28 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17193021
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Elnathon “Jackie” Searl, Jr (7 Jul 1921–29 Apr 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17193021, ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a He was cremated through the Bade Mortuary in Tujunga, California.