"Jiggs"
born: circa 1929
?
died: 28 February 1938
USA
(pneumonia, age 9)
A male chimpanzee and animal actor who originated the character of Cheeta in the 1930s Hollywood Tarzan movies. He was owned and trained by Tony and Jacqueline Gentry.

He was
buried March 2, 1938 in the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery.  His trainers, the Gentrys, appear to have separated before Jiggs died, as Jacqueline alone is cited as his owner in the accounts of the animal's death.

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1933
Dirty Work
Ollie, as a Chimpanzee
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1936
Divot Diggers
Chimpanzee
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1922063/ (IMDb.com)
Mike Hans (suggestion)
Wikipedia

This page was last updated on: 04 March 2014