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The Little Rascals (a.k.a Our Gang)
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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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