October 3, 2009

"When DeMille saw Junior’s publicity stills, he stated, 'Junior Coghlan is the perfect example of a homeless waif."

"Frank Coghlan Jr., a freckle-faced child actor of silent movies who in the sound era thrilled Saturday matinee audiences by shouting 'Shazam!' and mutating into the superhero Captain Marvel, died on Sept. 7 at his home in Saugus, Calif. He was 93."


William said...

How obscure and tangential do you have to be to inspire not a single comment on Althouse.

dick said...

And no comment about Hopalong Cassidy who played the captain.

Ann Althouse said...

I guess, as the last star of the silent pictures dies, no one cares anymore.