Moyer MacClaren Bupp (January 10, 1928 – November 1, 2007) professionally known as Sonny Bupp, was an American child film actor and businessman. His most notable film was Citizen Kane (1941), in which he appears as Junior, Charles Foster Kane III, the eight-year-old son of Charles Foster Kane and his first wife, Emily. Bupp was the last surviving credited member of the Citizen Kane cast at his death.
Moyer MacClaren Bupp
January 10, 1928
|Died||November 1, 2007 79) (aged|
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Born Moyer MacClaren Bupp in New York City, Sonny Bupp was the brother of actors Tommy (1924–1983), June (1913–1989) and Ann Bupp (1922-2005). He appeared in over 60 films during his career, including two Our Gang comedies, 1935's Our Gang Follies of 1936 and 1938's Men in Fright.
He appeared in Citizen Kane as the son of Charles Foster Kane, and was the last surviving credited cast member of that film. He also appeared in the 1937 Three Stooges' Cash and Carry, as well as such films as Love Is on the Air (Ronald Reagan's first film), The Renegade Trail, Annie Oakley (with Barbara Stanwyck), Kid Millions, Angels With Dirty Faces, The Devil and Daniel Webster and Tennessee Johnson.
|1934||Kid Millions||Little Boy in Ice Cream Number||Film debut, Uncredited|
|1935||It Happened in New York||Child||Uncredited|
|1935||Annie Oakley||Boy at Shooting Gallery||Uncredited|
|1936||Man Hunt||Young Boy||Uncredited|
|1936||Song and Dance Man||Boy||Uncredited|
|1936||Hearts in Bondage||Boy||Uncredited|
|1936||And Sudden Death||School Boy||Uncredited|
|1936||Star for a Night||Fritz||Uncredited|
|1936||Rose Bowl||Young Boy||Uncredited|
|1936||What Becomes of the Children?||Little Freddy Worthington|
|1937||We Who Are About to Die||Hit-and-Run Victim||Uncredited|
|1937||The Great O'Malley||Boy with Lollipop||Uncredited|
|1937||Lost Horizon||Boy Being Carried to Plane||Uncredited|
|1937||Murder Goes to College||Boy||Uncredited|
|1937||You Can't Buy Luck||Orphan Boy||Uncredited|
|1937||Reported Missing||Little Boy on Plane||Uncredited|
|1937||My Dear Miss Aldrich||Little boy||Uncredited|
|1937||Love Is on the Air||Little boy||Uncredited|
|1937||Love on Toast||Boy||Uncredited|
|1937||Missing Witnesses||Little boy||Uncredited|
|1937||Hollywood Hotel||Little boy||Uncredited|
|1938||Swing Your Lady||Len|
|1938||Penrod's Double Trouble||Monk||Uncredited|
|1938||Angels with Dirty Faces||Boy|
|1939||Boy Trouble||Chester Platt|
|1939||Fixer Dugan||The Boy Chiseler||Uncredited|
|1939||On Borrowed Time||Boy in Tree||Uncredited|
|1939||Renegade Trail||Joey Joyce|
|1939||When Tomorrow Comes||Boy Hiding from Policeman||Uncredited|
|1939||No Place to Go||Tommy|
|1940||Abe Lincoln in Illinois||Willie Lincoln||Uncredited|
|1940||Parole Fixer||Bobby Mattison|
|1940||I Take This Woman||Murphy Kid||Scenes cut|
|1940||Little Orvie||Freddie Jackson||Uncredited|
|1940||Half a Sinner||Willy|
|1940||Queen of the Mob||Newsboy|
|1940||Three Faces West||Billy Welles|
|1940||Diamond Frontier||Karl Bloem||Uncredited|
|1940||She Couldn't Say No||Boy with News of Pansy||Uncredited|
|1941||Father's Son||Berries Sweeney||Uncredited|
|1941||Citizen Kane||Charles Foster Kane III|
|1941||Sergeant York||Boy in Sunday School||Uncredited|
|1941||Bad Men of Missouri||Young Grat||Uncredited|
|1941||One Foot in Heaven||Boy||Uncredited|
|1941||The Devil and Daniel Webster||Martin Van Aldrich||Uncredited|
|1941||West of Cimarron||Young Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||Code of the Outlaw||Work Farm Kid||Uncredited|
|1942||Wings for the Eagle||Kid Playing Football||Uncredited|
|1942||The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe||Graham's Office Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||Eyes of the Underworld||Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||Tennessee Johnson||Bellboy||Uncredited; final film role|
- "'Citizen Kane' actress Louise Currie dead at 100". Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource. September 15, 2013. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
- "Sonny Bupp". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
- Goldrup, Tom and Jim (2002). Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Film and Television. McFarland & Co. pp. 38–46. ISBN 1476613702.
- Holmstrom, John (1996). The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich: Michael Russell, p. 156-157.