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Junior Durkin

from Hell's House (1932)
Born Trent Bernard Durkin
July 2, 1915(1915-07-02)
New York, New York, U.S.
Died May 4, 1935 (aged 19),
San Diego, California, U.S.

Junior Durkin, born Trent Bernard Durkin (July 2, 1915 – May 4, 1935), was an American film actor from New York, New York. Durkin began his acting career in theater while a child. He entered films in 1930, and played the role of Huckleberry Finn in Tom Sawyer (1930), and Huckleberry Finn (1931). Under contract with RKO Radio Pictures he was cast in a series of "B" films in comedic roles that capitalized on his gangly appearance. He achieved another success in Hell's House (1932) co-starring then newcomer Bette Davis.

RKO began grooming him for a transition into more adult roles, and in his final film Chasing Yesterday (1935), he was billed as Trent Durkin.

In 1935 he was travelling with his friend, the actor Jackie Coogan, and three other people including Coogan's father and producer Robert J. Horner, when their vehicle was involved in a road accident in San Diego, California. Jackie Coogan was the only survivor of the accident. Durkin was living with gay agent Henry Willson at the time of his death.

Durkin was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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