Tommy Bupp

  1. Tommy Kelly, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1937.    Find me an unknown orphan… !  Producer David O Selznick’s bizarre orders about  who – and indeed what – should play Tom. Boys were seen by the hundred and to ex-Our Gang member Bupp won, until director Norman Taurog made Jackie Moran the new Huck Finn who made Bupp look too tall. So one Tommy for another…  He was certainly tall in  the saddle for most of his 104 movies…  made in just eight years.   Kelly, son of an East Bronx fireman, was finished after 19 mainly uncredited  roles in  12 years. 

 Birth year: 1924Death year: 1983Other name: Casting Calls:  1