(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.
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