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Lassie Lou Ahern

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: June 25
Date of passing: 
February 15, 2018

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Lassie Lou Ahern was an American actress.

She was best known for her recurring appearances in the Our Gang films.

Ahern got her acting career started in 1923 in the silent film The Call of the Wild, produced by Hal Roach.

She went on to appear in numerous Our Gang films under the Hal Roach Studio, and was one of the last surviving Our Gang members.

Lassie Lou Ahern was an American actress.

She was best known for her recurring appearances in the Our Gang films.

Ahern got her acting career started in 1923 in the silent film The Call of the Wild, produced by Hal Roach.

She went on to appear in numerous Our Gang films under the Hal Roach Studio, and was one of the last surviving Our Gang members.

In 1927, Universal Studios was in the process of making Uncle Tom's Cabin. Not satisfied with the boys who auditioned for the role as Little Harry, Ahern was contacted and requested to take the part. Her acting in the film turned out to be a success and she won the best reviews of her career. Despite this, her career as a child actress ended the same year, with Little Mickey Grogan being her last silent film and her only movie to feature her in a starring role. A crowdfunding campaign was started in 2016 to finance a restoration project for the film, following a similar campaign in 2015 to acquire a digital copy of Little Mickey Grogan in Paris.

Ahern appeared on Love, American Style, The Odd Couple, The Magician, and Petrocelli in the 1970s. She also taught dance for more than three decades at her Ashram Spa in Calabasas, California, where her students included Renee Zellweger, Faye Dunaway, Toni Tennille and Cindy Crawford.

Ahern died February 15, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona. She was 97.

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