Copiague street renamed for 'Little Rascals' star

St. Anne's Avenue in Copiague will now be known as Jerry Schatz Place. The 90-year-old Purple Heart recipient and former child actor starred in short films with the Little Rascals and worked with Shirley Temple in

St. Anne's Avenue in Copiague will now be known as Jerry Schatz Place. The 90-year-old Purple Heart recipient and former child actor starred in short films with the Little Rascals and worked with Shirley Temple in "Captain January." (6/16/15)

COPIAGUE - A street in Copiague was re-named Tuesday to honor a resident who was a film star during the 1930s and 40s.

St. Anne's Avenue in Copiague will now be known as Jerry Schatz Place. The 90-year-old Purple Heart recipient and former child actor starred in short films with the Little Rascals and worked with Shirley Temple in "Captain January."

"I was the nasty little kid in that, too. I was the nasty little kid in a lot of movies," Schatz told News 12.

Schatz, his wife and two daughters moved to a home on St. Anne's Avenue in Copiague back in 1950. At that time, it was the only house on a dirt road surrounded by potato farms.

Schatz is now a great-grandfather many times over. His daughter says she's happy the community is paying homage to her dad, who is known for being extremely humble.

 

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