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Former Child Star, Dickie Moore, Dies at Age 89

People reports that former child actor Dickie Moore, best known for his role in 1933's OLIVER TWIST, has died at age 89. Moore passed away on Monday in Connecticut.

Born in September of 1925, Moore made his big-screen debut before he was even one-years-old in a silent film titled THE BELOVED ROGUE.

From there, he was a series regular in OUR GANG, or THE LITTLE RASCALS, from 1932-1933 before landing the role of Oliver for Hollywood's FIRST TAKE on the classic tale, OLIVER TWIST.

He starred in dozens of films before reaching the age of 12 alongside some of the biggest movie stars of the day. He even got his first kiss from Shirley Temple in 1942's MISS ANNIE ROONEY.

In 1984, Moore wrote a tell-all book about his life as a child star entitled 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (But Don't Have Sex or Take the Car)'. He also spent two years in the Army at the end of World War II as a correspondent for the newspaper 'Stars and Stripes', and later studied journalism at Los Angeles City College.

Moore worked as the PR director for the Actor's Equity Association, before starting his own in 1966.

He is survived by his wife, actress Jane Powell, son Kevin, three stepchildren, a sister, and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

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