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Jay R. Smith
Birth: Aug. 29, 1915, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 2002, USA

Former Child Actor. A native of Los Angeles, California, at the age of ten, he was cast by the Hal Roach Studios as the replacement for Mickey Daniels, the freckle-faced kid of the Our Gang series of shorts. He first appeared in the "Boys Will Be Joys," short, returning for sixteen more before concluding with "Noisy Noises" in 1929. During World War II, he served in the US Army, after which he worked as a paint retailer, and was a semi-regular at the Hollywood Collectors Show in North Hollywood. He eventually retired to Nevada where in early October 2002 his body was found in the desert north of Las Vegas, bearing multiple stab wounds. A homeless man whom Smith had befriended and attempted to help was tried and convicted of the murder in 2005. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Laura Eve Chapin Smith (1883 - 1964)
  Mable Florine Case Smith (1916 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Murdered
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Nov 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6920215
Jay R. Smith
Added by: Ron Moody
Jay R. Smith
Added by: John Sheets
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 5, 2017

- Bunny
 Added: Oct. 5, 2017

- Cindy
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