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George "Spanky" McFarland
Born in Fort Worth, Texas
on October 2, 1928

Spanky McFarland with Johnny WeissmullerGeorge Spanky McFarland Our Gang boy

George Robert Phillips McFarland started his celebrity career as a model, appearing on posters for a Dallas bakery. His success selling bread led to appearances in other commercials, and one of these caught the attention of Hal Roach.  He was signed onto The Gang at age 3, and was its top star throughout the 1930's. His last role as a child star was in Johnny Doughboy in which he appeared with Jane Withers, though he had a few additional credits after that. As an adult, he served in the Air Force, flipped hamburgers, briefly hosted a TV show, then settled in as a sales-rep for Philco-Ford TV.  He died in Grapevine, Texas on June 30, 1993.

Spanky McFarland signed photoGeorge Spanky McFarland

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