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Actor Darryl Hickman died today at the age of 92

Child actor Darryl Hickman in the boat in the classic film noir movie "Leave Her to Heaven"
Darryl Hickman

Sadly, successful child actor Darryl Hickman died today at the age of 92. He was one of the few remaining film actors from the 1930s and 1940s who grew up in the studio system. He appeared in over forty films beginning in 1936, before switching primarily to television come the 1950s. Hickman appeared in many classics, including three already on this blog, "Meet Me in St. Louis", "The Grapes of Wrath", and most memorably, as "Danny" in "Leave Her to Heaven". You can read more about his life and career in my posts on the latter two, just click on the film titles to open those posts.

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contestalee
May 26

Just saw him in The Human Comedy, a sensitive portrayal by someone so young. I had a crush on Darryl Hickman when I was about 9 years old and saw him in the TV series, The Americans, about two brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War. I misremembered it as starring Darryl and Dwayne as the brothers, but Richard Davalos played the other brother. He was very funny in his appearance on All In the Family as a TV commercial director having to deal with Archie Bunker.

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Jay Jacobson
Jay Jacobson
May 26
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I vaguely remember him on "All in the Family", one of my very favorite TV shows of all-time.

Thanks contestalee!

Jay

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Carmen Martínez Aniorte
Carmen Martínez Aniorte
May 25

Una lastima. Recuerdo su papel en "que el cielo la juzgue". Bello homenaje.

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Jay Jacobson
Jay Jacobson
May 25
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Yes. He is iconic in "Leave Her to Heaven".

Soon there will be no one left from that era. :(

Thanks Carmen


Jay

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