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Junior Durkin

from Hell's House (1932)
Personal information
Birth nameTrent Bernard Durkin
Birth dateJuly 2, 1915
Place of birthNew York, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMay 4, 1935(age 19),
Death placeSan Diego, California, U.S.

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Junior Durkin, born Trent Bernard Durkin (July 2, 1915 May 4, 1935), was an American film actor from New York, New York. Durkin began his acting career in theater while a child. He entered films in 1930, and played the role of Huckleberry Finn in Tom Sawyer (1930), and Huckleberry Finn (1931). Under contract with RKO Radio Pictures he was cast in a series of "B" films in comedic roles that capitalized on his gangly appearance. He achieved another success in Hell's House (1932) co-starring then newcomer Bette Davis.

RKO began grooming him for a transition into more adult roles, and in his final film Chasing Yesterday (1935), he was billed as Trent Durkin.

In 1935 he was travelling with his friend, the actor Jackie Coogan, and three other people including Coogan's father and producer Robert J. Horner, when their vehicle was involved in a road accident in San Diego, California. Jackie Coogan was the only survivor of the accident. Durkin was living with agent Henry Willson at the time of his death.

Durkin was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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