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‘Little Rascals’ Star Jackie Lynn Taylor Dies At 88

Thu, May 8, 2014 11:02am EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister 5 Comments
Little Rascals Jackie Lynn Taylor
Courtesy Of Sacremento Bee, Hal Roach Studios

Jackie Lynn Taylor, best known for starring in the ‘Little Rascals’ has died. The child actress and TV personality passed away on May 5, 2014. She was battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Jackie Lynn Taylor gained fame at just nine years old, as one of the Little Rascals in the Our Gang comedy films, but she had a long career in Hollywood as an actress, TV host and news anchor. Jackie died at 88 years old.

‘Little Rascals’ Star Jackie Lynn Taylor Dies At 88

Jackie Lynn Taylor Fries, best known as Jackie Lynn Taylor, has passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. The child actress died on May 5, 2014, at the age of 88 and is survived by her husband, Jack Fries, who confirmed her death.

“She was magnetic when she got in front of an audience,” her husband told the Sacramento Bee. “She liked to contribute and talk to people and help them feel good. She was a giver.”

One of the stars of the Our Gang comedy shorts, Jackie rose to fame as one of the Little Rascals, appearing as the lead in five films from 1934 to 1935. She debuted as the character Jane who was the girlfriend of Wally Alright, and one of the most beloved kids in the series of films.

Like the other Little Rascals, Jackie grew up and was replaced in the shorts, but went on to have a long career in Hollywood. She become one of the first females hosts of KTTV in Los Angeles. She also worked at other news stations in San Diego and Bakersfield.

Born as Jacqueline Devon Taylor in Compton, California, on June 29, 1925, Jackie spent the later years of her life in Citrus Heights, Sacramento.

HollywoodLifers, did you watch the Little Rascals, as a kid?

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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