Stage and display screen actress who all performed within the first Broadway creation of Carousel and in the Our Gang group of silent humor movies. Her parents divorced when she was five a few months old, of which stage her delivery name of Dorothy Jean LeVake was transformed to Jean Darling. Darling began appearing in movies when she was simply six months previous. She performed the title function within the 1934 film edition of Jane Eyre. She was wedded to Reuben Bowen from 1954 until his loss of life in 1980. The few had a kid called Roy. She and Mickey Rooney both started their Hollywood professions through the silent film period. The two almost appeared together in another of MGM’s Andy Hardy movies; however, Darling rejected the role to execute on Broadway.