Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Little Rascals, The
Pete. Any adult foolish enough to bother the 'rascals' would hear "sic 'em Pete", and the obedient pit bull immediately chased away the trouble-maker, often being dragged by the man's coattails.
Crabtree. Known by the professional names Gisela Goetten and June Marlowe, the silent film actress died in 1984 at the ripe old age of 80.
Norman. Norman "Chubby" Chaney eventually weighed over 300 pounds. He died in 1936 at the age of 18.
Stymie. After many years of an adult life of crime and drugs, Matthew "Stymie" Beard cleaned up his act, and made guest appearances on the television series "Sanford & Son." He passed away in 1981.
Butch. Tommy "Butch" Bond played the tough guy who terrorized the 'rascals'. The cry of "It's Butch", struck fear into the gang.
Buckwheat. William "Buckwheat" Thomas became a Hollywood film lab technician. He died of a heart attack in 1980 at the age of 49.
Porky. Eugene "Porky" Lee was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1933. He was cast as a 'rascal' because of his resemblance to Spanky, and often played the part of Spanky's younger brother.
Darla. Darla Hood went on to become a professional singer for film background music and in commercials. She passed away in 1979 at the age of 47.
Alflafa. Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer went on to appear in the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life". Sadly, he was shot to death during an argument in 1959 at the age of 31.
Uh huh. John "Uh huh" Collum appeared in over two dozen 'rascal' adventures between 1932 and 1938. He died in Los Angeles in 1962.
Pineapple. Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson was one of the early silent film members 'rascals'. He had considerable success as an adult performer, appearing with Hollywood legends ranging from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Al Jolson to Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
Dorothy. Dorothy DeBorba's mother took great efforts to maintain the little girl 'rascal's' beautiful, long curls, adorning them with large, fancy bows.
Mickey. 'Rascal' Mickey Gubitossi changed his name to Robert Blake and went on to star in his own television series "Baretta". His wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, was found murdered outside a restaurant where she and Blake had eaten dinner.
Mary Ann. Mary Ann Jackson began her career at the age of two in the 1925 silent film "Dangerous Curves".
Woim. Sidney "Woim" Kibrick was born in Minnesota in 1928. He played the 'rascal' Woim from 1934 to 1938.
Jackie. Jackie Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the 1931 film "Skippy". Cooper appeared in dozens of films and television shows, and played the role of Perry White in four "Superman" movies.
Waldo. Darwood "Waldo" Kaye earned a degree in theology and became a pastor and missionary. He died in a hit-and-run accident in 2002.
Scotty. Scott Hastings Beckett did not join the 'rascals' until the 1930s. He died of a drug overdose in 1968.
Wheezer. Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins was killed in a plane crash while in basic training for the Army Air Corps in 1945.