Jackie Moran

Movie Actor

Jackie Moran was born in Mattoon, Illinois, United States on January 26th, 1923 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 67, Jackie Moran biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 26, 1923
United States
Place of Birth
Mattoon, Illinois, United States
Death Date
Sep 20, 1990 (age 67)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Screenwriter
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Jackie Moran Life

Jackie Moran (January 26, 1923 – September 20, 1990) was an American film actor who appeared in more than 30 films, mostly in teenage roles.

Later life

In 1946 college drama Betty Co-Ed, Jackie Moran's last film role was in Columbia's 1946 college drama Betty Co-Ed. Accounts for the remaining forty-four years of his life differed as to his occupations. His obituaries indicated that he became a screenwriter for B movies in the 1950s, but no specific names were given. It was also stated that he wrote songs. A screenwriter using Jackie's real name, John E. Moran, worked extensively with Russ Meyer in the 1960s, most notably on the films Faster, Pussycat!


Good Morning, and... Goodbye!, Common Law Cabin, and Wild Gals of the Naked West all played small parts in the latter two films. The two names are often combined, but there is no evidence that they are related. Jackie Moran worked in public relations for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chicago in his later years, according to the obituaries.

Moran moved to Greenfield, Massachusetts, in 1984, and wrote Six Step House, a memoir by Moran. He died of lung cancer in the town's Franklin Medical Center at the age of 67, six years since his inception. Jackie Moran's ashes were scattered on the Del Mar Racetrack, a thoroughbred horse racing facility in Del Mar, California, as requested in his will.


Jackie Moran Career

Early life and Hollywood career

John E. Moran, a native of Mattoon, Illinois, was the first to perform in a church choir. In 1935, Mary Pickford, who begged his mother to bring him to Hollywood for a screen test, was discovered. Jackie Moran, the renamed Jackie Moran, was then cast in a number of key supporting roles. With the 1938 appearance of David O. Selznick's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," he became well-known. Moran was introduced as Huckleberry Finn to Tommy Kelly's Tom Sawyer in a 93-minute big-budget Technicolor film. Jackie Moran's natural acting style was lauded.

Jackie Moran went on to film several youth-oriented films for low-budget and poverty-row studios, such as Republic and Monogram. Marcia Mae Jones, a one-year-old boy who appeared in eleven films, including Tom Sawyer, where Jones played a small part of Tom Sawyer's cousin Mary. They also appeared in Mad About Music by Deanna Durbin. They continued to participate in four Monogram tributes to life in rural America, 1938's Barefoot Boy, and the Old Swimmin' Hole, 1940. In his last directorial role, Robert F. McGowan, the former director of Our Gang, supervised the trio of 1940 films. The bulk of Jackie and Marcia Mae's remaining five films feature them in major supporting roles. Nobody's Darling, a 1943 Republic film directed by Anthony Mann, was their final film after a two-year absence.

Moran appeared in a cameo in Gone with the Wind (1939), where he played the son of Dr. Meade, who was furious about his brother's death as a soldier and eager to join the Confederate Army himself so he could "kill all the Yankees." Jackie also appeared in Universal's well-known 12-chapter serial Buck Rogers, in which he was third-billed as Buck's teen buddy, Buddy Wade. Jackie Brown's next film release in 1939 was the Hardy Family's Hobby, while Spirit of Culver, a recreation of 1932's military-school film Tom Brown of Culver, teamed him with two former top child actors Jackie Cooper and Freddie Bartholomew. Jackie Moran did not serve in the military during the war but continued to act in films, including one last appearance in Selznick's Since You Went Away (1944), in which he played a grocer's son who exchanges bashful glances with Shirley Temple. (Italy lost to Going My Way) the film was one of five Oscar candidates for Best Picture (it eventually dropped to Going My Way).

Moran developed his film career in 1945-1946 with a series of teenage musical comedies at Columbia and Monogram. He was the title character in Monogram's comedy-mystery There Goes Kelly, and he co-starred with exuberant young actress June Preisser in Columbia's Let's Go Steady and Monogram's Junior Prom, Freddie Steps Out and High School Hero. The last three episodes of a film in lieu of Jackie Moran and June Preisser starred Freddie Stewart, Warren Mills, Frankie Darro, and Noel Neill.