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      George McFarland

      George McFarland

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      Birthday: Oct 2, 1928

      Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

      Though he joined Hal Roach's "Our Gang" comedies 10 years into the series' two-decade run, three-year-old Spanky McFarland grew up to become the face of The Little Rascals, a gaggle of New Deal tearaways chasing fun and dredging up trouble in an idealized American hometown. Pudgy-cheeked and precocious in such early outings as "Free Eats" (1932) and "Spanky" (1932), McFarland matured into a stocky, authoritative youth, making him the born leader of co-stars George "Alfalfa" Switzer, Darla Hood, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, and Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas. Though he branched out to features - most memorably as an irksome Boy Scout who plagues passion killer Edward G. Robinson in Fritz Lang's "Woman in the Window" (1944) - McFarland gave up acting by age 20. After a stint in the military and a failed bid to host a TV variety show for kids, he worked as a salesman for the Ford-Philco Corporation and eventually found his way to the fan convention circuit. Avoiding the late-life problems that plagued some of his pint-sized co-stars in their adult years, McFarland remained a cheerful public presence up until his death in 1993 at age 64. Immortalized in nearly 100 Hal Roach and MGM two-reelers that helped Americans laugh their way out of the Great Depression, Spanky McFarland carved for himself a unique niche in Hollywood, where he stood toe to toe if not quite eye to eye with such beloved movie funnymen as Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

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      the little rascals, spanky macfarland, 1933 PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS, Tommy Kelly, Edgar Kennedy, Spanky McFarland, 1938 GENERAL SPANKY, Spanky McFarland, Phillips Holmes, 1936 MISS FANE'S BABY IS STOLEN, from left: Spanky McFarland, Baby LeRoy, 1934 GENERAL SPANKY, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Spanky McFarland, Phillips Holmes, 1936 KENTUCKY KERNELS, Mary Carlisle, Spanky McFarland, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, 1934 GENERAL SPANKY, Spanky McFarland, Phillips Holmes, 1936 THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE, Spanky McFarland, Sylvia Sidney, Beulah Bondi, 1936 GENERAL SPANKY, Buckwheat Thomas, Spanky McFarland, 1936 PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS, Mickey Rentschler, Spanky McFarland, Wade Boteler, Tommy Kelly, 1938 PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS, William Demarest, Mickey Rentschler, Spanky McFarland, Tommy Kelly, 1938 KENTUCKY KERNELS, from left: Bert Wheeler, Spanky McFarland, Robert Woolsey, 1934 TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE, from left: Fred Stone, Henry Fonda, Spanky McFarland, Sylvia Sidney, Beulah Bondi, 1936 DAY OF RECKONING, from left: Spanky McFarland (front), Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, 1933 KENTUCKY KERNELS, Robert Woolsey, Spanky McFarland, Robert Woolsey, 1934 the little rascals, spanky macfarland, 1933 KENTUCKY KERNELS, Bert Wheeler, Spanky McFarland, Robert Woolsey, 1934 GENERAL SPANKY, (foreground) Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Ralph Morgan, Spanky McFarland, Phillips Holmes (with bandage), 1936 PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS, Tommy Kelly, Spanky McFarland, 1938

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 0% The Aurora Encounter Governor (Character) $23.6K 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rascal Dazzle Unknown (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Lie Spanky (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doin' Their Bit Spanky (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprised Parties Spanky (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mighty Lak a Goat Spanky (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Worries Spanky (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waldo's Last Stand Spanky (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Pupil Spanky (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bubbling Troubles Spanky (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goin' Fishin' Spanky (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Bad Boys Unknown (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Spanky's Show Boat Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 0% Dad for a Day Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel Personalities Unknown (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfalfa's Aunt Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Back, Miss Pipps Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cousin Wilbur Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Auto Antics Spanky (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus Pee Wee (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men in Fright Spanky (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Football Romeo Spanky (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Came the Brawn Spanky (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Rascals: Our Gang and Pete the Pooch Unknown (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Practical Jokers Spanky (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Gang Follies Spanky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night 'n' Gales Spanky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts Are Thumps Spanky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mail and Female Spanky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 33% General Spanky Spanky Leonard (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Divot Diggers Spanky (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Corner Spanky (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooky Hooky Spanky (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bored of Education Spanky (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pay as You Exit Spanky (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Shaughnessy's Boy Joseph `'Stubby'` O'Shaughnessy as a Child (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes the Band Spanky Lowry (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Papa Spanky (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sprucin' Up Spanky (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 50% Kentucky Kernels Spanky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Fright Spanky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracked Ice Man Boy (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi'-Neighbor! Spanky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Washee Ironee Spanky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Round-Up Spanky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mush and Milk Spanky (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Babies Spanky (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedtime Worries Spanky (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Birthday Blues Spanky (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pooch Spanky (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Choo-Choo! Spanky (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spanky Spanky (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Darn Kids Unknown (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rascals: The Best of Pete the Pooch Spanky (Character) - 1923

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ComicView Unknown (Character) 2014
      87% 94% Cheers Spanky McFarland (Guest Star) 1993