Legendary Child Actor Darryl Hickman Passes Away At 92: A Hollywood Icon’S Farewell

## Child Actor Darryl Hickman Passes Away at 92

Entertainment (May 26, 2024)

Child actor Darryl Hickman, renowned for his iconic performances in films such as “The Grapes of Wrath,” breathed his last on Wednesday, May 22, at the age of 92. The Hollywood legend passed away peacefully in Montecito, California.

### Early Career and Notable Films

Hickman’s acting career began at the tender age of eight when he starred in John Ford’s acclaimed drama “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940). Throughout the late 1930s and early 1940s, he appeared in a string of films under the banners of Paramount and MGM, including “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946).

His notable film credits include:

* “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940)
* “Johnny Eager” (1941)
* “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1938)
* “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942)
* “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946)

### Television Success and Retirement

Hickman made the transition to television in the 1950s, appearing in popular shows such as “The Untouchables,” “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke,” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” He also tried his hand at screenwriting and served as a television executive.

In 1951, Hickman retired from acting, briefly entering a monastery before returning to the screen a month later. He later became head of daytime programming at CBS UK.

### Personal Life and Legacy

Born on July 28, 1931, Hickman was married to actress Pamela Lincoln from 1959 to 1982. They had two sons together. Lincoln starred in several films and TV shows, including “The Tingler,” “Tootsie,” and “The Doctors.”

Hickman’s contributions to the entertainment industry have left an enduring legacy. His performances in classic films and his work behind the scenes helped shape the world of television and film. His passing is a significant loss to the entertainment community and his fans around the globe.