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Asks the Question:

Where's Our Gang NOW???

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Bet you wanna know, too  ;)


MGM discontinued Our Gang with the short release of Dancing Romeo
on April 29, 1944. It was the 220th and final Our Gang short.
 
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RIP -- In Loving Memory of The Little Rascals

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Alfalfa (Carl Switzer) shot to death at age 31.
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300-pound Norman Chaney died at 22 after an operation.
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Breezy Brisbane (Kendall McCormas) committed suicide at age 64.
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William Thomas died at 49 of a heart attack. (Wow -- Buckwheat was a man?)
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Butch (Tommy Bond) last known living in California
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Petey was poisoned by an unknown assailant.
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Darla Hood, Our Gang leading lady, contracted hepatitis and died at 47.
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Scotty Beckett died at age 38 following a brutal beating.
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Froggy (William Robert Laugh) line was killed in a motor scooter accident at age 16.
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Stymie (Mathew Bear) led a life of crime and drugs. He died of a stroke at age 56.
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Mickey Daniels died of liver disease at 55.
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Wheezer (Robert Hutchins) was killed in an airplane accident at age 19.
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Our Gang Survivors -- as of April, 2010

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Jackie Cooper

Jackie began his career in the 1920's and spent the next 60 years of his life entertaining us on the Silver Screen

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Jackie Cooper was featured in 15 of the Little Rascales comedies
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Lovesick Little Rascal; Cooper in 1989 at retirement from films; Prints at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

Lovesick Jackie: Teacher's Pet

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Robert Blake

"Mickey Blake" of Original Little Rascals

Continued his successful acting career...

Robert Blake was known as Mickey Gubitosi and his character, Mickey Blake, was often called upon to cry. Blake was born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi in 1933.
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In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of the 2001 murder of his wife, but later found liable for her wrongful death by a civil court.

Amassing fame, an Emmy, and recognition as a BIRD man

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Jean Darling

Jean broke into show biz in 1926 as an original Little Rascal. She appeared in 35 Our Gang films, and is the last surviving cast member of the silent era. Thereafter she engaged in a successful career in films and on Broadway. Darling has been living in Dublin, Ireland since 1974, where she writes mysteries, short stories and plays.
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Dorothy DeBorba

Dorothy Adelle DeBorba was born in 1925 and began her acting career at age five as a regular in the Our Gang Short Subjects Series from 1930 to 1933. With her
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trademark curls and elaborate hair bows, Dorothy quickly became an audience favorite.
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DeBorba is a native of Livermore, California in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still resides.
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Sidney Kibrick (aka The Woim)

Sidney Kibrick was born in 1928 and appeared in the Our Gang Short Subjects Series fronm 1935 to 1939. From 1937 to 1939, he portrayed "The Woim", the sidekick of the neighborhood bully "Butch", played by Tommy Bond.  He continued with Our Gang shorts through 1939.  There were other slightly bigger films, but 
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Kibrick left pictures after an appearance in the "Dead End Kids" feature Keep 'Em Slugging (1943). Sidney is the brother of the late Leonard Kibrick, himself an Our Gang bully.

Dickie Moore

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He was the first person who was allowed to kiss Shirley Temple (in those days 14 years old) on the screen. Moore has been married to actress Jane Powell since 1988, and they live in Manhattan and in Wilton, CT.
Dickie Moore was born in 1925 and began his career in silent films in 1928. He was already a star when he joined up with Our Gang in 1933. Dickie played in other movies while doing Our Gang and continued making films into the 1950s.
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Jackie Lynn Taylor

Jackie Lynn Taylor was born in 1926 and appeared in five Our Gang Short Subjects 1934-35. She often portrayed the girlfriend or sister of one of the boys, usually Wally Albright. Taylor went on to a career in movies, TV and commercials. She and husband of 39 years, TV producer/journalist Jack Fries, produced and co-hosted the
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widely-acclaimed Little Rascals Family Theater in the mid-1970s and mid-80s. They retired in Sacramento and teach Voice Power Dynamics

Jerry Tucker

Jerry Tucker (Jerome H. Schatz) was born in 1925 and played the "rich kid" in the Our Gang Short Subject Series, 1931-1938. He appeared in “Prosperity” and “Babes in Toyland” and then left pictures to serve in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Tucker suffered injuries when a kamikaze hit the destroyer
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Jerry with Spanky
USS Sigsbee on which he served. He went on to marry his wife Myra and have a long successful career with RCA before retiring.
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Let's Go Back ... WAY Back When

Those were the good old days. I can hear it like it was yesterday.
Um, What's THAT?
I hear VOICES ...
No, REALLY --

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Click: Hear
V O I C E S

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Opening from 1930's films as seen during
its popular TV run beginning in the late '50s
 
Title Card Slideshow
46 Titles -- 1930-1936
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Click Here to See the List of ALL the Little Rascals Flix

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