Jackie Lynn Taylor Fries, Little Rascal, dies at 88

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jackie Lynn Taylor Fries, a television personality best known for her role as one of the Little Rascals, has died. She was 88.

Her husband told the Sacramento Bee that Fries died May 5 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Fries, who played many other parts in Hollywood and in the theater, was most famous for her short-lived role as one of the few girls in the Little Rascals, a group of child actors who appeared in the “Our Gang” series of comedic short films from the 1920s to the 1940s. As a 9-year-old, she played the female lead in five “Our Gang” movies in 1934.

The series was ground-breaking for its depiction of poor children in naturalistic roles and for its casting of girls and boys, blacks and whites, together as equals.

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