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Philip Raymond Hurlic
December 20, 1927
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||July 7, 2014 (aged 86)|
Compton, California, U.S.
Philip Raymond Hurlic (December 20, 1927 – July 7, 2014) was an American child actor.
Hurlic appeared in a number of films in the 1930s and early 1940s. Hurlic's income from his film work was used to support his East Los Angeles family. Hurlic's earliest roles were as a toddler in the Baby Burlesks series, which starred a pre-fame Shirley Temple. His largest roles in film include Little Jim in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Verman Diggs in the Penrod films, and Zeke in Zenobia (1939). He also appeared in a number of Our Gang comedies alongside another child actor from his neighborhood, Buckwheat (Billie Thomas).
He retired from film business in 1942 after 30 films. According to Hurlic's daughter Zee, Hurlic died peacefully on July 7, 2014 surrounded by his family.
|1936||The Green Pastures||Carlisle Randall||Uncredited|
|1936||College Holiday||Black Baby Cupid||Uncredited|
|1937||Penrod and Sam||Verman Diggs|
|1937||Wings over Honolulu||Robert Lee||Uncredited|
|1937||Nothing Sacred||One of Walker's Kids||Uncredited|
|1938||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Little Jim|
|1938||Penrod and His Twin Brother||Vermin|
|1938||Feed 'em and Weep||Our Gang Member||Short|
|1938||Penrod's Double Trouble||Verman|
|1938||Stablemates||Black Boy Bringing Uniform||Uncredited|
|1939||Cousin Wilbur||Buckwheat's Friend||Short|
|1939||The Sun Never Sets||Tuppence - Native Boy||Uncredited|
|1939||Chicken Wagon Family||Black Boy||Uncredited|
|1939||Mr. Smith Goes to Washington||Boy Ranger||Uncredited|
|1940||Young Tom Edison||Black Boy at Tree||Uncredited|
|1941||Father's Son||Vestibule Pullman Montgomery||Uncredited|
|1942||Scattergood Rides High||Toby|
|1942||Tales of Manhattan||Jeff||(Robeson sequence), Uncredited, (final film role)|
- Bogle, Donald (2006). Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood. Random House Digital. p. 117. ISBN 0-345-45419-7.
- Demoss, Robert (2008-11-09). "The Lucky Corner: Feed 'Em and Weep". Retrieved 2012-02-22.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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