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Scotty Beckett

Scotty Beckett

Scotty Beckett (Scott Hastings Beckett) was an American child actor. Born in Oakland, California, he first appeared in films as a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1934 to 1936. In the gang, Beckett played George Spanky McFarland's best friend and partner in mischief; his role was taken over by Carl Alfalfa Switzer in 1935 and Beckett left the series for features after that year.

Beckett became a prolific child and adult actor from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. His most notable role was playing Al Jolson as a teenager in The Jolson Story (1948).

Beckett's later years were plagued by a number of problems: marriages, divorces, alcoholism, and drug abuse. He died of a barbiturate overdose on May 10, 1968.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Scotty Beckett Facts

Birth NameScott Hastings Beckett
BirthdayOctober 4, 1929
BirthplaceOaklan, California, USA
Date of deathMay 10, 1968 (age 38)

Selected Filmography

My Favorite Wife
My Reputation
Kings Row
Heaven Can Wait
The Happy Years
Crash of Moons
Dangerous Years
Listen, Darling
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