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Peggy Ahern 1917–2012 (older sister of silent child actress Lassie Lou Ahern)

Peggy Ahern (older sister of silent child actress Lassie Lou Ahern)

Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. Born: Charles Sherman Ruggles February 8, 1886 in Los Angeles, California, USA Died: December 23, 1970 (age 84) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Charlie died from cancer

Charles Sherman “Charlie” Ruggles (February 1886 – December was a comic American actor. In a career spanning six decades, Ruggles appeared in close to 100 feature films. He was also the brother of director, producer, and silent actor Wesley Ruggles

Moviegoers know her as the housekeeper in White Christmas , the nurse in Now, Voyager , and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act . This book, filled with never-published behind-the-scenes storie

New biography in the Hollywood Legends series, University Press of Mississippi. Mary Wickes was one of Hollywood's great character actresses.

Spanky. What a cute little boy he was.

George "Spanky" McFarland (October 1928 – June was an American actor most famous for his appearances as a child in the Our Gang series of short-subject comedies of the and The Our Gang shorts were later syndicated to television as The Little Rascals.

Gladys Hulette 1896–1991

Gladys Hulette 1896–1991

William "Billie" Thomas, Jr., child actor. He is best remembered for portraying the character of "Buckwheat"  ("O-tay!") in the Our Gang (aka Little Rascals) short films from 1934-1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the "pickaninny" stereotype, he always defended his work, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the series. R.I.P.

Buckwheat from Our Gang AKA Little Rascals Billie Thomas / Buckwheat Thomas / William 'Buckwheat' Thomas / Willie Thomas

WILL WRIGHT (1894 - 1962)  His characters were always grumpy and crotchety, but underneath their gruffness was a dear, sweet man.

with a heart of gold eventually at the Christmas party. Will Wright played store owner Ben Weaver on the Andy Griffith Show and various other characters on all kinds of other shows.