2005 Movie News Archives

Tommy Bond as Jimmy Olsen

September 25, 2005: Tommy Bond (Jimmy Olsen) Dies

Thomas Bond, the actor who played Jimmy Olsen in two Superman Serials alongside Kirk Alyn, passed away on Saturday aged 79.

While Superman fans knew him best as Jimmy Olsen from the 1948 Adventures of Superman and 1950 Atom Man Vs. Superman serials, Tommy was probably best known for his role as "Butch" in the Little Rascals serials of the 1940s.

Bond began acting at the tender age of six first as "Tommy" in the Little Rascals, then he took on the role of chief bully/tough guy and thorn in Alfalfa's side, "Butch." Bond also played "Joey Pepper" in the Five Little Peppers series of movies. In the 1950s he began doing more behind the scenes in the television and film industry, directing and producing many works, before finally retiring in 1991.

Bond died Saturday of complications from heart disease at Northridge Hospital, said his manager, Frank Marks. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, son Thomas Ross Bond III and a grandson.

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