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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (blood poisoning)
Birth NameLawrence David McKeen Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Young "Sunny Jim" McKeen was featured in 39 "Newlyweds and Their Baby" shorts in the late 1920s, then went on to make a series of six sound shorts on his own. A very blond little boy, he was a contemporary of the child actors such as Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Jackie Cooper, Davey Lee and Shirley Temple. He died of blood poisoning in 1933, at the age of 8.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: pmintun@mac.com

Trivia (3)

Born in 1924, he was already working on the Universal lot by 1926, at just two years old.
He was featured in advertisements for baby swimsuits.
At the peak of his fame in the mid- to late 1920s, a candy bar was named after him which featured his image on the wrapper.

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