Sharyn Moffett (born Patricia Sharyn Moffett; September 12, 1936) is an American former child actress who appeared in films during the 1940s.
Patricia Sharyn Moffett
September 12, 1936
Alameda, California, U.S.
Moffett was born in Alameda, California, to a show business family. Her parents were R.E. Moffett and Gladyce Lloyd Roberts, a singer and dancer, respectively. When she was four years old, her parents moved to Beverly Hills, California to explore her potential as a movie actress.
At the age of 11 months, Moffett appeared in In Old Chicago for 20th Century Fox. At the age of seven, Moffett played the lead in the film My Pal Wolf (1944), which marked her screen debut. In 1944, she signed a seven-year contract with RKO Pictures.
|1938||In Old Chicago|
|1944||My Pal Wolf||Gretchen Anstey|
|1945||The Body Snatcher||Georgina Marsh|
|The Falcon in San Francisco||Annie Marshall|
|1946||A Boy, a Girl and a Dog||Button|
|Child of Divorce||Roberta Carter|
|The Locket||Nancy, age 10|
|The Judge Steps Out||Nan|
|1948||Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House||Joan Blandings|
|Rusty Leads the Way||Penny Waters|
|1951||Her First Romance||Leona Dean|
- "Sharyn Moffett Gets Contract With Studio". La Grande Observer. Oregon, La Grande. June 1, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved December 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Foster, Jim (February 2018). "Sharyn Moffett:RKO's Youngest Actress". Classic Images (512): 66–69.
- Picture show annual 1948. Amalgamated Press. 1947. ASIN B00B5HGPHE.
- Hopper, Hedda (July 22, 1944). "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood". Harrisburg Telegraph. p. 15. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Bob Hope Heads Cast in Comedy to Come Friday". Waterloo Daily Courier. October 29, 1944. p. 22. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Sharyn Moffett and Lanny Rees may be first kid co-star team". The Milwaukee Journal. September 25, 1946. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
- "Abbott-Costello Comedy Now at Lowe Poli Theatre". The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune. October 19, 1945. p. 15. Retrieved October 25, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Best, Marc. Those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen (South Brunswick and New York: Barnes & Co., 1971), pp. 192-196.