Sharyn Moffett, Young Actress in ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House’ and ‘The Body Snatcher,’ Dies at 85

Sharyn Moffett, Young Actress in ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House’ and ‘The Body Snatcher,’ Dies at 85

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Sharyn Moffett, Young Actress in ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House’ and ‘The Body Snatcher,’ Dies at 85

She played a distraught daughter in 'Child of Divorce' and was paired with pooches in 'My Pal Wolf,' 'A Boy, a Girl and a Dog' and 'Rusty Leads the Way.'

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Houseand with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi inThe Body Snatcher,has died. She was 85.Moffett died Dec. 23 of natural causes in a hospital in Pittsburgh, her brother Gregory Moffett, who also acted as a youngster, toldThe Hollywood Reporter

.Sharyn Moffett appeared in just 12 features during her career — all from 1944-51, ages 8 to 15 — while being paired with pooches inMy Pal WolfA Boy, a Girl and a Dog(1946) andRusty Leads the Way (1948).A contract player at RKO Radio Pictures, Moffett tugged at the heartstrings when she portrayed a kid devastated by the breakup of her parents (Regis Toomey, Madge Meredith) in

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Sharyn Moffett, the charming child actress of the 1940s who starred alongside Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Body Snatcher, has died. She was 85. Moffett died Dec. 23 of natural causes in a hospital in Pittsburgh, her brother Gregory Moffett, who also acted as a youngster, told The Hollywood Reporter . Sharyn Moffett appeared in just 12 features during her career — all from 1944-51, ages 8 to 15 — while being paired with pooches in My Pal Wolf A Boy, a Girl and a Dog (1946) and Rusty Leads the Way  (1948). A contract player at RKO Radio Pictures, Moffett tugged at the heartstrings when she portrayed a kid devastated by the breakup of her parents (Regis Toomey, Madge Meredith) in Child of Divorce (1946), the first feature directed by Richard Fleischer. Related Stories