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Sonny Bupp

Sonny Bupp

American actor
Sonny Bupp
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Intro American actor
Was Actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 10 January 1928, New York City
Death 1 November 2007, Henderson (aged 79 years)
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Sonny Bupp (born Moyer MacClaren Bupp, January 10, 1928 – November 1, 2007) was an American child film actor and businessman. His most notable film was Citizen Kane (1941), in which he appears as Junior, Charles Foster Kane III, the eight-year-old son of Charles Foster Kane and his first wife, Emily. Bupp was the last surviving credited member of the Citizen Kane cast at his death.

Biography

Sonny Bupp and Ruth Warrick in Citizen Kane (1941)

Born Moyer MacClaren Bupp in New York City, Sonny Bupp was the brother of actors Tommy Bupp (1924–1983), June Bupp (1913–1989) and Ann Bupp (b. 1922). He appeared in over 60 films during his career, including two Our Gang comedies, 1935's Our Gang Follies of 1936 and 1938's Men in Fright.

He appeared in Citizen Kane as the son of Charles Foster Kane, and was the last surviving credited cast member of that film. He also appeared in the 1937 Three Stooges' Cash and Carry, as well as such films as Love Is on the Air (Ronald Reagan's first film), The Renegade Trail, Annie Oakley (with Barbara Stanwyck), Kid Millions, Lost Horizon (with Ronald Colman), Angels With Dirty Faces, Tennessee Johnson and The Devil and Daniel Webster.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and, after his film career ended, became an auto industry executive. He died in Henderson, Nevada, aged 79, from undisclosed causes.

Select filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1936 Star for a Night Fritz Credited as Moyer Bupp
1936 Hearts in Bondage
1937 Woman-Wise Credited as Moyer Bupp
1937 Lost Horizon Boy being carried to plane
1937 Love Is on the Air Billie Credited as Sunny Bupp
1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich Little boy Credited as Sunny Bupp
1937 Hollywood Hotel Little boy Credited as Sunny Bupp
1938 Angels with Dirty Faces Boy
1941 Citizen Kane Kane III
1941 Devil and Daniel Webster, TheThe Devil and Daniel Webster Martin Van Aldrich
1942 Tennessee Johnson Bellboy
1942 Eyes of the Underworld Boy

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