Mary Ann Jackson


This filmography was made in collaboration with Matthew Lydick.


full name: Mary Ann Jackson
born Jan. 14, 1923, in Los Angeles, CA
died Dec. 17, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA, of a heart attack


Mary Ann was the daughter of Charlotte Jackson, who occasionally worked as an extra at the Roach studio. Her sister Peaches, who was nine years her senior, had been in dozens of films as a kid, and her brother Bobby, who was about three years older than Mary Ann, also did film work, including appearing as a schoolkid in "School Begins." Perhaps most notable to an Our Gang fan, though, is her younger brother Dickie, who appeared in several of the Our Gang films from 1931 to 1933.

Also of note: Because Mary Ann spent the first chunk of her film career at the Mack Sennett studio, I've made liberal use of Brent E. Walker's excellent reference, Mack Sennett's Fun Factory, which I highly recommend.


1925

Dangerous Curves Behind (undetermined bit part)
Nov. 1, 1925 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 187 - Sennett All-Star Comedy
Filmed probably around April 1925. Previewed May 7, 1925. ©June 23, 1925. Starring Ruth Taylor, Joe Young and Andy Clyde.

1926

Goose-Land (role: Alice's little sister)
Feb. 14, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 207 - Alice Day series
Filmed around mid-1925. ©Jan. 23, 1926. Possibly released on Feb. 28, 1926.
Spanking Breezes (small part: Myrtle)
Mar. 14, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 211 - Alice Day series
Filmed probably in Oct. 1925. ©Jan. 23, 1926.
Hooked At The Altar (bit part: obnoxious baby)
Apr. 4, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 231 - Ralph Graves series
Filmed probably around Jan. 1926. ©Mar. 15, 1926.
Muscle-Bound Music (bit part: the baby)
May 30, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 217 - Billy Bevan series
Filmed probably around Nov. 1925. ©Mar. 29, 1926.
Puppy Lovetime (small part: Alice's baby sister)
June 6, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 221 - Alice Day series
Filmed probably around Nov. 1925. ©Mar. 29, 1926.
Smith's Baby (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
July 25, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 191 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around May 1925. ©May 26, 1926.
Smith's Vacation (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Aug. 22, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 197 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around June 1925. ©May 26, 1926. May have been released Aug. 29, 1926.
Smith's Landlord (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Sep. 19, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 201 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around July 1925. ©May 26, 1926.
Smith's Visitor (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Oct. 17, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 227 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around Dec. 1925 and Jan. 1926. ©May 26, 1926. May have originally been released as a 3-reeler.
Smith's Uncle (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Nov. 14, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 232 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around Jan. and Feb. 1926. ©May 26, 1926 as Oh Uncle!
Smith's Picnic (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Dec. 12, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 252 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around July 1926. ©Dec. 31, 1926.
A Blonde's Revenge (bit part: little girl with lollipop)
Dec. 19, 1926 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 256 - Ben Turpin series
Filmed probably around July and August 1926. ©Dec. 13, 1926. May have been released Dec. 12, 1926.

1927

Smith's Pets (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Jan. 9, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 245 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around April and May 1926. ©July 26, 1926, as Baby's Pets.
Baby Faces (role: baby)
Feb. 2, 1927 - Schlank/Rayart - 2 reels - Rayart-Radiant Comedy
Featuring Al Alt.
Smith's Customer (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Feb. 6, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 240 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around April and May 1926. ©July 26, 1926, as A Dinner Jest.
Smith's New Home (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Mar. 6, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 246 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around June 1926. ©Jan. 14, 1927. Also listed for Apr. 17, 1927, release.
The Jolly Jilter (undetermined bit part)
Mar. 13, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 261 - Ben Turpin series
Filmed probably around July 1926. ©Jan. 14, 1927. Also listed for Apr. 10, 1927, release.
Smith's Surprise (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Apr. 3, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 230 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around March 1926. ©July 26, 1926 as A Bachelor Butt-In.
Smith's Kindergarten (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
May 1, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 258 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around Aug. and Sep. 1926. ©Jan. 17, 1927.
Smith's Fishing Trip (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
May 29, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 262 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around Sep. 1926. ©Apr. 11, 1927.
Smith's Candy Shop (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Aug. 21, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 267 - The Smith Family series
Filmed during Dec. 1926 (began Dec. 6th). ©May 18, 1927.
Smith's Pony (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Sep. 18, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 270 - The Smith Family series
Filmed in Dec. 1926 and Jan. 1927. ©May 18, 1927.
Smith's Cook (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Oct. 16, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 272 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably around Jan. and Feb. 1927. ©June 9, 1927.
Smith's Cousin (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Nov. 13, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 274 - The Smith Family series
Filmed Feb. 15 to 19, 1927. ©June 9, 1927.
The Girl From Everywhere (role: Bubbles Smith)
Dec. 11, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 4 reels - prod. 287 - Campus Comedy
Pre-production and shooting took place from June 10 to Aug. 3, 1927. Previewed in early August. ©Dec. 14, 1927. Featuring Daphne Pollard and Carole Lombard. Some scenes presented in 2-strip Technicolor. Advertised as a 4-reeler, but the copyright notice indicates that it's 2 reels. May have been released Dec. 4, 1927. Mary Ann appeared as part of the Smith Family, but their scene was cut from the final print.
Smith's Modiste Shop (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Dec. 11, 1927 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 277 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Feb. 21 to Mar. 15, 1927. ©July 8, 1927.

1928

Smith's Holiday (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Jan. 8, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 279 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Mar. 12 to Apr. 13, 1927. ©Feb. 7, 1928.
Smith's Army Life (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Feb. 5, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 281 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Apr. 4 to May 16, 1927. ©Feb. 7, 1928.
Smith's Farm Days (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Mar. 4, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 283 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from May 6 to June 15, 1927. ©Feb. 8, 1928.
76. Crazy House (supporting role)
June 2, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-10 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 10 to 24, 1928. ©May 16, 1928.
Smith's Restaurant (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Aug. 19, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 285 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from May 28 to June 19, 1927. ©July 7, 1928.
The Chicken (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Aug. 26, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 295 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Aug. 24 to Sep. 1, 1927. ©July 26, 1928. Release date may have been Aug. 8, 1927.
77. Growing Pains (lead role)
Sep. 22, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-11 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 27 to Mar. 15, 1928. ©Sep. 22, 1928.
The Bargain Hunt (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Oct. 14, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 297 - The Smith Family series
Filmed Sep. 20 to Oct. 7, 1927. Previewed Oct. 27, 1927. ©Sep. 23, 1928.
Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Oct. 21, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 288 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from June 20 to Aug. 1, 1927. ©Oct. 21, 1928. Release date may have been Oct. 2, 1928.
78. The Ol' Gray Hoss (supporting role)
Oct. 20, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-12 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 7 to 26, 1928, with retakes Aug. 16, 1928. ©Oct. 20, 1928. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
79. School Begins (supporting role)
Nov. 17, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-13 - Our Gang series
Premiered Sep. 16, 1928. Filmed June 7 to 28, 1928. ©Nov. 17, 1928. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
The Burglar (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Dec. 9, 1928 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 300 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3, 1927. Previewed Nov. 21, 1927. ©Oct. 26, 1928.
80. The Spanking Age (lead role: Mary Ann)
Dec. 15, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-14 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 2 to 14, 1928. ©Dec. 15, 1928. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.

1929

81. Election Day (supporting role)
Jan. 12, 1929 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-15 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 19 to Aug. 4, 1928, with retakes Aug. 22 to 24, 1928. ©Dec. 10, 1928.
Baby's Birthday (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Jan. 20, 1929 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 292 - The Smith Family series
Filmed Aug. 2 to 24, 1927. ©Dec. 26, 1928 as Smith Baby's Birthday.
Uncle Tom (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Jan. 27, 1929 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 302 - The Smith Family series
Preproduction and shooting took place from Nov. 4 to 26, 1927. ©Jan. 23, 1929.
82. Noisy Noises (small part)
Feb. 9, 1929 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-16 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 1928. ©Mar. 5, 1929. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
83. The Holy Terror (lead role: Mary)
Mar. 9, 1929 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-17 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 19 to 28, 1928. ©July 11, 1929.
The Rodeo (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
Mar. 24, 1929 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 306 - The Smith Family series
Filmed Nov. 28 to Dec. 16, 1927. Previewed Jan. 28 to 30, 1928. ©Mar. 6, 1929. A publicity slide for this film gives Mary Ann top billing, but perhaps this reflected her status as a popular Our Gang kid.
84. Wiggle Your Ears (lead role: Mary)
Apr. 6, 1929 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-18 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 4 to 12, 1928. ©Mar. 5, 1929. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
85. Fast Freight (supporting role)
May 4, 1929 - Roach/MGM - silent - 2 reels - prod. G-19 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 10 to 27, and Dec. 29, 1928. ©Apr. 1, 1929.
The New Aunt (featured role: Bubbles Smith)
May 12, 1929 - Sennett/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. 309 - The Smith Family series
Filmed probably in Jan. or Feb. 1928. ©Apr. 26, 1929. May have been released in Apr. 1929.
89. Small Talk (lead role: Mary)
May 18, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 3 reels - prod. G-23 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Apr. 18, 1929. Filmed Mar. 25 to Apr. 6, 1929. ©July 30, 1929.
86. Little Mother (lead role)
June 1, 1929 - Roach/MGM - silent - 2 reels - prod. G-20 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 4 to 13, 1929. ©June 3, 1929.
90. Railroadin' (supporting role)
June 15, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 2 reels - prod. G-24 - Our Gang series
Filmed Apr. 17 to 25, 1929. ©Dec. 9, 1929. Mary Ann sings "I Faw Down An' Go Boom" in this film.
92. Lazy Days (supporting role: Mary)
Aug. 24, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 2 reels - prod. G-26 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Aug. 15, 1929, and Oct. 24, 1929. Filmed June 10 to 20, 1929. ©Aug. 26, 1929.
91. Boxing Gloves (supporting role)
Sep. 9, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 2 reels - prod. G-25 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 13 to 25, 1929. ©Sep. 9, 1929.
87. Cat, Dog & Co. (supporting role: Mary)
Sep. 14, 1929 - Roach/MGM - silent - 2 reels - prod. G-21 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 20 to Mar. 2, 1929. ©Sep. 3, 1929. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
93. Bouncing Babies (supporting role: Mary)
Oct. 12, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 2 reels - prod. G-27 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 5 to 15, 1929. ©Sep. 23, 1929.
88. Saturday's Lesson (supporting role)
Nov. 9, 1929 - Roach/MGM - silent - 2 reels - prod. G-22 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 5 to 11, 1929. ©Sep. 9, 1929. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
94. Moan & Groan, Inc. (supporting role: Mary)
Dec. 7, 1929 - Roach/MGM - talkie - 2 reels - prod. G-28 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 3 to 14, 1929. ©Dec. 2, 1929.

1930

95. Shivering Shakespeare (featured role)
Jan. 25, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-29 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 30 to Oct. 12, 1929. ©Dec. 17, 1929.
96. The First Seven Years (supporting role)
Mar. 1, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-30 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 28 to Nov. 16, 1929. ©Jan. 20, 1930. Also filmed in Spanish as Los pequeños papas.
97. When The Wind Blows (supporting role: Mary)
Apr. 5, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-31 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, 1929. ©Feb. 10, 1930. Also filmed in Spanish as Las fantasmas.
98. Bear Shooters (supporting role: Mary)
May 17, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-32 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 19, 1929, to Jan. 4, 1930, and Jan. 21, 1930. Also filmed in Spanish as Los cazadores de osos, as well as in French.
99. A Tough Winter (featured role: Mary)
June 21, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-33 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 27 to Feb. 15, 1930. ©Apr. 14, 1930. Also filmed in German as Winter Wetter and in French as Semps d'hiver.
100. Pups Is Pups (supporting role)
Aug. 30, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-34 - Our Gang series
Filmed Apr. 21 to May 9, 1930. ©July 2, 1930. Added to the National Film Registry on Dec. 28, 2004.
The March Of Time (bit part)
unreleased - MGM - feature
Partially filmed in Technicolor. Scheduled for release in Sep. 1930. Some footage wound up in the 1933 film "Broadway To Hollywood." It's possible that this latter film is actually the one Mary Ann worked in, as it used "The March Of Time" as its working title.
101. Teacher's Pet (supporting role)
Oct. 11, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-35 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 21 to 29, 1930. ©Nov. 24, 1930. Also made as Spanish version entitled Comenzo la escuela, which used the English original with full-frame cut-in titles, but wasn't accepted by MGM for release in this format.
102. School's Out (featured role: Mary aka Mary Ann Jackson)
Nov. 22, 1930 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-36 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 17 to 25, 1930.

1931

103. Helping Grandma (supporting role: Mary)
Jan. 3, 1931 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-37 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 28 to Aug. 6, 1930. ©Oct. 1, 1930.
104. Love Business (supporting role: Mary)
Feb. 14, 1931 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-38 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 3 to 15, 1930, with retakes Sep. 20, 1930. ©Oct. 26, 1930.
105. Little Daddy (small part)
Mar. 28, 1931 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-39 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 30 to Nov. 13, 1930. ©Feb. 6, 1931.
The Stolen Jools (small part)
Apr. 4, 1931 - Masquers Club/National Variety Artists/Paramount - 2 reels
The Our Gang kids are among the multitude of stars featured in this short.
106. Bargain Day (small part)
May 2, 1931 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-40 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 14 to 23, 1930, with retakes Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 1931. ©Mar. 23, 1931.
107. Fly My Kite (supporting role: Mary)
May 30, 1931 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-41 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 2 to 14, 1931. ©May 7, 1931.
Laughing Sinners (bit part: Betty)
May 30, 1931 - MGM - 8 reels - Joan Crawford feature
©June 3, 1931.
unspecified title (archival)
circa 1931 - Roach - Mary Ann Jackson trailer
This was shown in theaters that were scheduled to have a personal appearance from Mary Ann in the very near future. Included is footage from "Bargain Day."

1932


1933

Mickey's Tent Show (bit part: crying piano player)
Oct. 27, 1933 - Darmour/Standard Photoplay/Columbia - 2 Reels - Mickey McGuire series
©Oct. 20, 1933.

1934


1935


1941

Her First Beau (role: student)
May 8, 1941 - Columbia - 7 reels - Jane Withers & Jackie Cooper feature
©May 8, 1941. Mary Ann also served as a stand-in for Edith Fellows.

1942

Heart Of The Rio Grande (stunt double)
Mar. 11, 1942 - Republic - 7 Reels - Gene Autry feature
©Mar. 11, 1942. Mary Ann was Edith Fellows' stunt double in this film.
Stardust On The Sage (stunt double)
May 25, 1942 - Republic - 7 Reels - Gene Autry feature
©May 25, 1942. Mary Ann was again a stunt double for Edith Fellows.

1943

Destroyer (undetermined role)
Sep. 2, 1943 - Columbia - 10 reels - Edward G. Robinson feature
©Sep. 2, 1943.

1950


1955


1960


1984

Our Gang: Inside The Clubhouse (archival)
May 8, 1984 - Lang/Camellia City Telecasters - 93 mins. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "Bouncing Babies," "The First Seven Years," "Teacher's Pet" and "School's Out."

1986

Classic Comedy Teams (archival)
1986 - Bergamn-Harris/Movietime/GoodTimes - video documentary
Includes footage from "School's Out" and "The Stolen Jools."

1987


1994

Hal Roach: Hollywood's King Of Laughter (appearance)
Apr. 7, 1994 - RHI/Disney Channel - 49 min. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "Bear Shooters" and "School's Out."
The Our Gang Story (archival)
1994 - Film Shows/GoodTimes - 120 min. - video documentary
Includes footage from "The First Seven Years," "Bear Shooters," "School's Out," "The Stolen Jools," and "Fly My Kite."

1998

Hal Roach: The Lot Of Fun (archival)
June 27, 1998 - Film Preservation Associates/Kino Lorber - 133 min. - video documentary
Released on "Slapstick Encyclopedia Vol. 6."

2002

Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (archival)
Feb. 5, 2002 - Jones/TCM - 89 min. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "School's Out."
E! True Hollywood Story episode: Curse Of The Little Rascals (archival)
Nov. 24, 2002 - E! Entertainment Television - 60 min. - TV documentary

2014

Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten (archival)
May 29, 2014 - Exit Film-und Fernsehproduktion-ZDF/ARTE - 90 min. - TV documentary
Also released in English as Hal Roach - The Lot Of Fun: Where The Movies Learned To Laugh. Includes footage from "Fast Freight," "Cat, Dog & Co." and "Semp d'hiver"

Mary Ann Jackson's payroll history

The following is a list of most of Mary Ann's history at the Roach studio, with the amounts he was making from week to week. The dates given are Saturdays, the last day of each week at the studio. The only exceptions would be Saturdays that were also holidays, in which case the Friday date is used for those weeks.

It was in February 1928 that we first encounter Mary Ann in the payroll ledgers.

The studio was closed for the week ending July 19th, and Mary Ann went without a paycheck. After this, her weekly salary was greatly reduced.

Much of the week ending Dec. 20th and the entirety of the week ending Dec. 27th are missing from the payroll ledger, but filming for Bargain Day took place during this period.

At this point, Mary Ann was retired from the Our Gang series.


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