Sperry, Raymond T.
Raymond T. Sperry
Born: 15 Oct 1922, Ohio
Died: 15 Nov 1994, Monterey, CA
Ray is the brother of Tucko Sperry. The ‘Sperry Brothers’ were an entertainment team: Tucko & Wimpo Acrobatic Dancers circa 1929. Also known as “The Teenie Weenie Twins” in 1930 when they were with the Meglin Kiddies. A November 3, 1933 blurb in the Hollywood Critic mentions Tucko and Wimpo in The Fire Chief, Meet the Baron, and Hoopla. Ray later was an actor and a standin for classmate Freddy Bartholomew in the movies Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captain Courageous (1937) and others. He later worked as a screen writer and worked for Lockheed Vega in the aerospace industry.
From the 1936 Lawlor Professional School Yearbook:
Ray Sperry was in the eighth grade class in 1936.
From a May 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
STAGE, SCREEN, AND RADIO: Ray Sperry is Freddie Barthololmew’s stand-in in “Lord Jeff.”
From the November 24, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
MOVIE NEWS: Eugene Bell, Hi Roberts, the Sperrys, and Hal Belfer have just finished working on Universal’s “Newsboys’ Home.”
From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•JUNIOR CARNIVAL AN EVENT
Whoops, shouts, and laughter mingled with the loud, hoarse cries of the barker greeted the students of our school indicating that the Carnival Game booths, food booths, and fun concessions met the eye on all sides. Here was Buddy McCallister, barking for the “Kiss Booth” – – the kisses being Betty Hainey and June Ross. Hal Belter “barked” for the Carnival attracting visitors to Florence Halop’s “Raffle Surprise”, Kingston Deat’s “Raffle of a Xmas Tree”, Harvey Dack’s “Wheel of Fortune”, and Ray Sperry’s “Darts and Balloons”. Marilyn Gates watched the finances, while the other girls and boys helped with the food booths and such. Throwing-of-Rings formed another popular booth.
The students of the 11th Grade worked hard to make their affair a success, and according to attendance and cooperation, it was!
•WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – Ray Sperry: At home
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS – Ray Sperry: A rich uncle – – dead.
From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
Another “Buck-Eye” representative is Ray Sperry. Ray, like the average fellow enjoys boating, tennis, and most of all vacations. While in the opposite field Night Clubs, dancing, and false friends disagree with his “inner self”. Ray’s favorite song is “My Reverie”, which is a very beautiful song. His ambition is to work on a sea-going boat and to retire at a very early age.
Ray had a double major in History and English.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Ray Sperry is attending Mar-Ken College.