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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

30 Child Actors Who Died Young

 

Sad how few of these are natural causes.  Some suicides, lot of drug overdoses.

 

Wondering what the heck the one 'Little Rascals' kid is doing pictured with a gun :blink:



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

Dang, the Our Gang crew was cursed. 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

By all accounts, Alfalfa was a first class a--hole.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

That's why Darla dug him

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Actually...
 

According to co-star Darla Hood, "Alfie once put fish hooks in Spanky's back pockets and poor Spanky had to have stitches placed on his tush."

Another time, "Alfie put an open switchblade in his pocket and tricked Darla into into putting her hand in his pocket on the pretense that he had a ring for her from a Crackerjack box. She almost lost her fingers."

 

The strange death of Alfalfa

 

She mentioned in another article that while he was fun to be around sometimes, she was afraid of him (and sound like for good reason).



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:05 PM

Dang, the Our Gang crew was cursed. 

 

Seriously.

 

From a Tru Tv article about Alfalfa (link)
 

Robert Hutchins "Wheezer" - (3/29/25 - 3/17/45) - Died in an airplane accident at the age of 19.

William Robert Laughlin "Froggy" - (7/05/32 - 8/31/48) - Died in a bicycle accident at the age of 16.

Robert H. Young "Bonedust" – (9/15/17 - 9/10/51) - Died in a hotel fire, which started when he fell asleep smoking in bed.

Dorothy Dandridge "Dorothy" – (11/09/23 – 9/08/65) - Committed suicide after an investment scheme caused her to go bankrupt.

Harold Switzer "Deadpan" or "Slim" - (1/16/25 - 4/14/67) – As was the case with his brother, Harold was also killed following a dispute with another man.

Scotty Beckett "Scotty" - (10/04/29 - 5/10/68) – Died in a Hollywood nursing home after being severely beaten two days prior to his admittance. A bottle of pills and a note were found at the scene, however the coroner never determined the exact cause of death. He was just 38 years old.

Darla Hood "Darla" - (11/08/31 - 6/13/79) - Hospitalized for hepatitis in 1979, she soon died under what was later ruled to be "suspicious circumstances."

Kendall McComas "Breezy Brisbane" - (10/29/16 - 10/15/81) - Two weeks before his 65th birthday and apparent forced retirement from the U.S. Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California, he committed suicide.

Robert Blake "Mickey" - (9/18/33 - present) - On April 18, 2002, he was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakely.

Darwood Kaye "Waldo" - (9/08/29 - 5/15/2002) - Killed by a hit and run driver while walking on the sidewalk.

Jay R. Smith "Jay R" - (8/29/15 - 10/05/2002) - Stabbed to death and left in the desert by a homeless man he had befriended.

 

Pete the Pup – (? –1930) - An unknown assailant poisoned the original Pete.

 

 

Even the dog :blink:

 

I'd forgotten that Robert Blake was one of them.  I never knew about Dorothy Dandridge.

 




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