Shirley Temple

Dickie Moore dies at 89; leading child actor of movies' golden age

Child actor Dickie Moore, who was in "Our Gang" comedies and numerous notable films, was so used to the limelight by the time he was 6 that when he got a birthday card for his mother, he signed it, "Your friend, Dickie Moore."

But like many child actors, his transition to adulthood was difficult.

"People don't want to see you as you are now, but as you were then," he said in a 1984 Associated Press interview, "because that's what they remember, and enjoyed, and made money off of."

Moore, 89, who eventually became successful apart from acting and had a long marriage with actress Jane Powell, died Sept. 7 in a Connecticut...