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Bobby Jordan

Highest Rated:   100% Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Lowest Rated:   49% We Are Marshall (2006)
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Juvenile actor Bobby Jordan worked in radio, industrial films and as a child model before making his Broadway bow at age seven. He attended New York's Professional Children's School, making an excellent impression along with several of his classmates in Sidney Kingsley's 1935 play Dead End. This assignment took Jordan to Hollywood, along with fellow "Dead End Kids" Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Gabriel Dell and Bernard Punsley. Though he most often appeared on screen with his Dead End companions, Jordan occasionally took a meaty solo supporting role, such as "Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom" in the 1938 gangster farce A Slight Case of Murder. Jordan went along for the ride when the Dead End Kids became the East Side Kids at Monogram studios in the early 1940s; in these cheap but endearing films, Jordan usually played the character who got into deep trouble, obliging Gorcey, Hall and the rest of the ever-aging "Kids" to bail him out. He left the East Side aggregation for military service in 1943, returning to the fold in 1946, by which time the group had reinvented himself as the Bowery Boys. Unhappy that his career as a leading man had never truly gained any momentum, Jordan left films in the late 1940s, taking on several odd jobs, ranging from bartender to oil-field worker; he re-emerged on screen as Robert Jordan for a bit in the 1956 western This Man is Armed. The rest of Jordan's life was blighted with marital problems, drunkenness, and continual run-ins with the law. Bobby Jordan died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 42.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
49% We Are Marshall
  • Baseball Runner
$43.6M 2006
No Score Yet Spook Busters
  • Bobby
1946
No Score Yet Adventures of the Flying Cadets
  • Jinx Roberts
1943
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Sobbing Sailor
1943
No Score Yet Ghosts on the Loose
  • Danny
1943
No Score Yet Clancy Street Boys
  • Danny
1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite
  • Danny Lyons
1943
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Clancy Street Boys
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
  • Danny Lyons
1942
No Score Yet Smart Alecks
  • Danny Stevens
1942
No Score Yet Let's Get Tough
  • Danny Connors
1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy
  • Danny Collins
1942
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Mr. Wise Guy
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Let's Get Tough
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Spooks Run Wild
  • Danny
1941
No Score Yet Sea Raiders
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Pride of the Bowery
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Smart Alecks
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Pride of the Bowery
  • Danny
1941
No Score Yet Bowery Blitzkrieg
  • Danny Breslin
1941
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Flying Wild
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Flying Wild
  • Danny Dolan
1941
No Score Yet That Gang of Mine
  • Danny Dolan
1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison
  • Joe Dingle
1940
No Score Yet East Side Kids - That Gang of Mine
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Boys of the City
  • Danny Dolan
1940
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Jimmy
1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Joey Richards
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Angel
1939
No Score Yet My Bill
  • Reginald Colbrook
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Squirt
1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder
  • Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom
1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Swing
1938
89% Dead End
  • Angel
1937
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Tourist
1934

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