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Obit: Shirley Jean Rickert

Thursday, February 12th, 2009


Shirley Jean Rickert dies at 82; child star of ‘Our Gang’ comedies


Shirley Jean Rickert

Shirley Jean Rickert, right, poses with her “Our Gang” co-stars. She left the “Our Gang” troupe to work on the competing Mickey McGuire comedy series starring Mickey Rooney. (AP)


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
February 12, 2009


Shirley Jean Rickert, a former child actress who was the cute little blond with the spit curls in “Our Gang” comedies in the early 1930s and later became a long-haired burlesque stripper known as Gilda and Her Crowning Glory, has died. She was 82.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)