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Jay R. Smith
born: 29 August 1915
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
died: 05 October 2002
Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States of America
(homicide, age 87)
Freckle-faced child actor, who was one of the early members of the Our Gang series of films in the 1920s.
In a despicable tragedy, his life was ended at the age of 87 when he was found in the desert 25 miles north of Las Vegas with multiple stab wounds.  Charles "Wayne" Crombie, a homeless man whom Smith had befriended, was later found guilty of Smith's murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison.

Interestingly, his real name (i.e. the name given to him officially at birth) was J.R. SMITH - the initials being his actual name!
Real name: J.R. Smith Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1925
Boys Will Be Joys
Kid
 

1925
Better Movies
Turkey-egg
 

1926
Good Cheer
Jay R.

1926
Buried Treasure
Specks
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1926
Monkey Business
Jay
 

1926
Uncle Tom's Uncle
Jay
 

1926
Thundering Fleas
Jay
 

1926
Shivering Spooks
Jay
 

1926
The Fourth Alarm!
Turkey-egg
 

1926
War Feathers
Jay
 

1926
Telling Whoppers
Jay
 

1926
45 Minutes From Hollywood
Himself

1927
Bring Home The Turkey
Jay

1927
Seeing The World
Jay
 

1927
Ten Years Old
Jay
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1927
Love My Dog
Jay
 

1927
Tired Business Men
Jay
 

1927
The Glorious Fourth
Jay
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1927
Baby Brother
Jay
 

1927
Olympic Games
Jay
 

1927
Yale vs. Harvard
Jay
 

1927
The Old Wallop
Jay
 

1927
Chicken Feed
Jay
 

1927
Heebee Jeebies
Jay
 

1927
Dog Heaven
Jay

1928
Playin' Hookey
Jay
 

1928
Spook Spoofing
Jay
 

1928
Rainy Days
Jay

1928
The Smile Wins
Jay
 

1928
Edison, Marconi & Co.
J. Edison Westinghouse Smith
 

1928
Barnum & Ringling, Inc.
Jay
 

1928
Fair And Muddy
Jay
 

1928
Crazy House
Percy
 

1928
Growing Pains
Jay
 

1929
Election Day
Jay

1929
Noisy Noises
Dental patient
 

1929
Moan & Groan, Inc.
Kid with Japanese handcuffs
 

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGHZ-36G (CA Birth Index)
https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu099unit#page/n386/mode/1up (1920 Census, line 21)
https://archive.org/stream/californiacensus00reel176#page/n41/mode/1up (1930 Census, line 56)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29942-35128-36?cc=1804002 (marriage)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29942-29418-85?cc=1804002 (marriage)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27791-14890-12?cc=2000219 (1940 Census, line 18)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3J-2TG (Social Security Death Index)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 25 March 2018