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The Little Rascals (a.k.a Our Gang)
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Posted by Steve Oelrich at 12:55 pm (PST) on Sun January 31, 2021   
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/our-gang-death-curse/
 
Posted by Duff at 2:37 pm (PST) on Fri January 29, 2021   
I thought there was something wrong there. Thanks for the clarifications, everyone.
Posted by wwelch55 at 11:12 am (PST) on Fri January 29, 2021   
Robert Blake was NOT Spanky. He played Mickey, real name, Michael James Gubitosi.
Posted by Alan at 10:47 am (PST) on Fri January 29, 2021   
Doot is correct.
Posted by Doot at 10:21 am (PST) on Fri January 29, 2021   
Spanky wasn't played by Robert Blake, who actually played another member of the gang later in the series. The role of Spanky was played by George Mcfarland.
Posted by notsteve at 10:10 am (PST) on Fri January 29, 2021   
Carl Switzer's death was his own fault. He was shot during an extortion attempt. 
Posted by Duff at 12:27 am (PST) on Tue November 3, 2020   
I just received this from my childhood best friend, Art, and thought it would be good to preserve it here.

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Here are some things I didn't know. When you see Pete the Pup, the dog with the black circle around his eye, it is not hair, but was placed there by a makeup artist. Who was the makeup artist? A young man named Max Factor. This makes a great trivia question at a party. Only we, the vintage people would remember.

Some things I bet a lot of you didn't know. I certainly didn't! .

what ever happened to those people This shows what a bad influence Hollywood was on actors even a long time ago.

The Our Gang Curse

Alfalfa -- Carl Switzer was shot to death at age 31.
Chubby -- 300-pound Norman Chaney died at age 22 following an operation.
Buckwheat -- William Thomas died at age 49 of a heart attack. (wow I never knew that buckwheat was a male!!)
Darla Hood -- The Our Gang leading lady contracted hepatitis and died at age 47.
Brisbane -- Kendall McCormas, known as Breezy Brisbane, committed suicide at age 64.
Froggy -- William Robert Laughline was killed in a motor scooter accident at age 16.
Mickey Daniels -- He died of liver disease at 55.
Stymie -- Mathew Bear led a life of crime and drugs. He died of a stroke at age 56.
Scotty Beckett -- He died at age 38 following a brutal beating.
Wheezer -- Robert Hutchins was killed in an airplane accident at age 19.
Pete the Pup -- He was poisoned by an unknown assailant.
Butch -- Currently lives in California .

And Of Course:

Spanky -- Robert Blake was accused of murdering his wife. I did not know that was Robert Blake! Did any of you? Wow!

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