Post by stardanceraz on Oct 30, 2005 17:08:09 GMT -5
All of the original cast members are not dead yet! My Dad played Weezer in the original cast and his brother was Freckles.....They are J.R Smith and Donnie "Weezer" Smith. Donnie is of course my Dad who is alive and doing well in Folorida, matter of fact he just left to go home. His brother J.R. was of course less fortunate and was slain in the desert outside of Vegas several years ago. Dad saw him about a week of so before it happend.
A lot of folks procalim to have been in the childhood series but were not. We do have the original stills from Hal Roach Studios and cherrish then! When we were children we were allowed to take them in for show and tell at school. Thought you might be interested. Stardanceraz
Things like this topic are why I had to finally register and join in with the group (after only reading as an "outsider" for about 3 months or so). I probably still will be, for the most part, "lurking in the shadows" and not doing a reply much, but all of you are a great group and I've learned a lot over these couple of months. Besides reading wonderful things from wonderful people, I've learned from this group how to get the 1st silent Our Gang - Thanks, Robin - the Cabin Fever Little Rascals, a couple of volumes of Hallmark colorized - I didn't know they existed until this group talked about them - and lots and lots of great tidbits. I'm probably going to learn more from you all on how to find the Hal Roach silents and even the later MGM Our Gang for completion's sake. I have been showing what I have now to my kids and grandkids and they love the Rascals. I finally had to join up so I could thank you all.
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Post by jaallengip on Nov 20, 2007 11:54:58 GMT -5
I am very interested to know that your father is Donnie "Beezer" Smith. I think he was one of the very cutest of the liitle boys to appear in the "Our Gang" series. I recently took a still picture of him from a DVD version of "Cat,Dog, & Co." It turned out real good--I would like to mail your father a copy of it or put a copy of it on this website. I am brand new at being a member of a "Forum" and don't know how to do a lot of things yet. I hope you and your father are both well and have a great Thanksgiving! I was so sorry to learn of J. R.'S death. a Beezer fan, jaalengip