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(AP) Jack Hanlon, who had roles in the 1926 silent classic The General and in two 1927 Our Gang comedies, died Thursday in Las Vegas at the age of 96.


His niece, Wendy Putnam Park of Las Vegas, says the precocious, freckle-faced Hanlon was a natural as a child actor from 1926 to 1933.


After a small role with Buster Keaton in The General, he played mischievous kids in two of Hal Roach's Our Gang/Little Rascals films: The Glorious Fourth and Olympic Games.


Hanlon also played an orphan in the 1929 drama The Shakedown, and got an on-screen kiss from Greta Garbo in the 1930 film Romance.


After leaving Hollywood, Hanlon became a furniture mover and moved to Las Vegas in 1994.


Burial will be in Santa Monica, Calif.


Associated Press
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