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Junior Durkin (1915–1935)

Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type just as he was about to transition into ... See full bio »
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 1935 Chasing Yesterday
Henri (as Trent Durkin)
 1934 Little Men
 1934 Ready for Love
Joey Burke
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert
Junior Kalness (as Trent Durkin)
 1933 Man Hunt
William 'Junior' Scott, Jr.
 1932 Hell's House
Jimmy Mason (as Junior Dirkin)
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 1935 Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 4 (Documentary short)

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Other Works:

Growing Pains (1933). Comedy. Written by Aurania Rouverol. Directed by Arthur Lubin. Ambassador Theatre: 23 Nov 1933- Dec 1933 (closing date unknown/29 performances). See more »

Alternate Names:

Junior Dirkin | Trent Durkin

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Became very close friends with child star Jackie Coogan throughout most his film career. The tragic car accident that killed Coogan's father, Jack Coogan Sr., as well as Junior, indirectly led to a court trial that resulted in the Coogan Law. This California law would put away 15% of a child actor's earnings as opposed to being entirely the parent's property. Following his father's death, young ... See more »



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