Monday, May 12, 2008

June Marlowe (magazine photo, 1925)

"Gee, you're pretty,
Miss Crabtree. You're even prettier than Miss McGillicuddy."

Jackie Cooper delivered that immortal line in Hal Roach's 1930 Our Gang comedy, 'Teacher's Pet'.

It was the first of six
'Little Rascals' shorts to include actress
June Marlowe (wearing a blonde wig) in the role of the school teacher, the lovely
Miss Crabtree.

She appeared in a total of 39 films, beginning in 1923.
Her final appearance as Miss Crabtree in 1932 marked the end of her acting career, when she married and became a housewife.

This publicity photo of Marlowe appeared in an article about up-and-coming film starlets that ran in the July, 1925 issue of The Pictorial Review. She was 22 at the time, and still at the beginning of her relatively short film career.

The caption cites her recent 'Baby Star' recognition, bestowed as part of a promotional campaign by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers.

See also:

- June Marlowe's listing at IMDb

- Teacher's Pet: The June Marlowe Website - - An amazing labor of love, chronicling her entire movie career and much of her life story. Loaded with photos!

- Watch the 'Our Gang' short 'School's Out' (featuring June Marlowe) online at Hulu.


Donna Lethal said...

Bravo! Miss Crabtree was the best teacher ever.

Jackie said...

She's a pip!

Freshly-stirred links