Jacquie Lyn (born Elizabeth Anne Mary Jacqueline Dufton; 3 September 1928 – 21 March 2002) was a British-born American child actress, who had a brief yet notable career in motion pictures.

Elizabeth Anne Mary Jacqueline Dufton
Born
Elizabeth Anne Mary Jacqueline Dufton

(1928-09-03)3 September 1928
Died21 March 2002(2002-03-21) (aged 73)
Other namesJackie Lyn Dufton
Jacquelyn Woll
Jacquie Lynn
OccupationChild actress
Years active19311932
Spouse(s)Martin Woll (1950-2002) (three sons, one daughter)[1][2]
L-R: Eileen Wearne, Jacquie Lyn and Clare Dennis

CareerEdit

Lyn was born at 8 Sandfield Road, Croydon, Surrey (now in London). After making her debut appearance in the 1931 Fox Film Corporation film Wicked, Lyn was cast by producer Hal Roach in his Our Gang comedies. Lyn was featured prominently in two 1932 Our Gang shorts, Free Wheeling ("Spanky, don't you think we are riding rather fast?") and Birthday Blues. She also appeared in a significant supporting role in Laurel and Hardy's 1932 feature film Pack Up Your Troubles, the role for which she is best remembered.

RediscoveryEdit

Lyn's short career at Hal Roach Studios ended when her stepfather demanded more money for her services. She grew up, married, changed her name to Jacquelyn Woll, and was not heard from until the early 1990s. Woll's son had purchased a Laurel & Hardy videotape for her; the tape was introduced by Stan Laurel's daughter Lois, who related that Laurel & Hardy fans worldwide were searching for the whereabouts of Jacquie Lyn. Woll contacted The Sons of the Desert, the official Laurel & Hardy fanclub, and was reintroduced to the public, becoming an honorary member of the organization.[citation needed]

DeathEdit

Woll died of natural causes on 21 March 2002 in Granada Hills, California, aged 73.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1931 Wicked Tonia
1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Ann Marie Uncredited
1932 Pack Up Your Troubles Eddie's Baby
1932 Prosperity Cissy Warren

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Glenn (22 March 2014). "Obituaries: Jaquie Lyn". The Independent. London. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ McLellan, Dennis (30 March 2002). "Jacquie Lynn, 73; Acted in Comedies as a Child". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

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