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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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Hell's House
Hell's House Jimmy Mason
Man Hunt
Man Hunt William 'Junior' Scott, Jr.
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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)
 1930 The Santa Fe Trail
Old Timer (as Bernard Durkin)
 1930 Recaptured Love
Henry Parr (as Bernard Durkin)
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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 | Bernard Durkin | Trent Durkin

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According to Tim Doherty, in his in-depth article on Junior in the April 2014 issue of Classic Images film magazine, the boy was orphaned when his mother died in 1930. He and his sisters were placed under the guardianship of Marian Gering, a Broadway producer. See more »



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