Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

July 31, 2012, Mystery Photo

Here’s another picture from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

Update: This is Lawrence David “Sunny Jim” McKeen Jr., who died in 1933 at the age of 8. Please congratulate Barbara Klein for identifying him.

April 5, 1933, Lawrence David McKeen

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10 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Bob Levinson says:

    Baby Leroy, I suppose…


  2. Don Danard says:

    I’d have to say Baby LeRoy too.


  3. Barbara Klein says:

    Sunny Jim McKeen


  4. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Jackie Cooper?


  5. Gregory Moore says:

    Most kiddies look the same to me…so I’ll guess Gary Crosby.


  6. Cindy Walters says:

    Precious, Baby Leroy. I LOVED that kid.


  7. Gary Martin says:

    The very young Eleanor Powell.


  8. Cindy Walters says:

    Oh, so sad. Such a sweet little fella. I’m interested to know more about him. Rest in Peace sweet “Sunny Jim.”


  9. Hattie says:

    Died of measles and blood poisoning. pre-vaccinations and antibiotics. Very sad.


  10. Marcos Maurício Mendes Lima says:

    The Little Angel from Hollywood, Lawrence Sunny Jim McKeen(1924/1933),was one of the first child actors of movies;worked for Century(Universal Studios),from 1926 to 1931.Known in America SNOOKUMS,in Brazil “CHUCA CHUCA”.Was inspired by magazine comic Newlyweds and Their Baby(Newlyweds Series).was short series films,direction by Gus Meins(Babies in Toyland),starring the comedians:Sid Saylor,Derelys Perdue,Joe Dooley,Ethlyne Clair,Arthur trimble and Charles king.Sunny Jim McKeen(Snookums),was son of:Lawrence David McKeen(1874/1945),and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park(Glendale). Are buried in the same place:James Stewart,Ronnie James Dio,Elizabeth Taylor,David Carradine,Theda Bara,Humphrey BogartLon Chaney,Sr,Walt Disney,W.C.Fields,Alan Ladd,Clark Gable,Errol Flynn,Carole Lombard,Jeannette
    McDonald,Chico and Harpo Marx,Tom Mix,Mary Pickford,George Reeves(Superman),Norma Shearer,Robert Taylor and others.


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