Dickie Moore was a child star most notably in the Our Gang shorts and remarkably he was one of the last surviving actors to be featured in Silent Cinema. I met him for the first time in repeated viewings of the classic Film-Noir Out of the Past. He plays the mute gas station attendant, who says nothing and still somehow has such an important bearing on the plot. It’s a memorable turn, and as normally happens with such performers I looked him up online, only to be inundated with his career.
He yet another star from Hollywood’s Classic Age who will be missed. He leaves behind his wife Jane Powell, who is an icon in her own right.