Character: Sonny Bupp
Birthday:January 10, 1928
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Date of Death: November 1, 2007
Place of Death: Henderson, Nevada
First Short: Men In Fright
Last Short: Men In Fright
Number of Shorts: 1
History: Moyer "Sonny" Bupp is an American child actor who starred in films through the 1930s. Born Moyer MacClaren Bupp, he was one of the four Bupp children including Tommy Bupp, Jane Bupp and Ann Bupp, who traveled from New York City to Los Angeles to make movies. In addition to Men In Fright with the Little Rascals and "Cash And Carry" with the Three Stooges, Sonny starred in "Citizen Kane," one of the top one hundred movies of the 20th century, as the son of Orson Welles' character. His sister Ann was an extra in "Gone with the Wind." His older sister, June Bupp, starred in the 1935 movie, "Border Vengeance."
Starring in over sixty films in his career, he also starred in "Love Is on the Air," best known as Ronald Reagan's first film, "The Renegade Trail," "Annie Oakley" with Barbara Stanwyck, "Kid Millions," "Angels With Dirty Faces," "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "Tennessee Johnson."
Bupp also served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and after his film career ended, became an auto industry executive. He died at the age of 79 in Henderson, Nevada from undisclosed causes. He was the last surviving cast member of "Citizen Kane."
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