Oliver Twist star Dickie Moore dead at 89
Child actor Dickie Moore, who stole hearts at 6 starring in “Oliver Twist” in 1933 had died. He was 89.
Born John Richard Moore Jr. on Sept. 12, 1925 in Los Angeles, Moore made his film debut as a baby in The Beloved Rogue in 1927. He worked steadily as a childhood star, appearing in more than 20 films and starring alongside Marlene Dietrich in 1932’s Blonde Venus and W.C. Fields in Million Dollar Legs. From 1932-33, he became notable as one of Hal Roach’s “The Little Rascals,” appearing in multiple Our Gang shorts. Later, he was cast as the lucky man behind Shirley Temple’s first on-screen kiss in 1942’s Miss Annie Rooney.