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    Name: Gary Hood Nickname: Junior, Slapsie (in Clown Princes) Played By: Gary Jasgur Born: Relatives: Arthur (father), "Mother" (mother), Darla (sister), Stepmother (unnamed) Clubs: None First Short: Night-N-Gales Last Short: Cousin Wilbur Bio: Gary, or "Junior" is the little brother of Darla Hood, t...
    • D. P. G.

      Junior - (Darla's little brother) - Played by Gary Jasgur

    • magda reardon

      Gary Jasgur was a former child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short film series from 1937 to 1939. He was cast as "Junior", the infant brother of either Spanky or Darla. In his two years with the Our Gang series, Jasgur did not have a single word of dialogue, yet managed to make life miserable for his older sibling. Perhaps his most notable role was in Canned Fishing when Spanky and Alfalfa are desperately trying to get out of babysitting little junior.

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    Darla Hood mini bio:

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    The Little Rascals

    Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas (The Little Rascals)

    Our Gang - Happy Halloween

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    Darla Hood

    Jackie Cooper

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    Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas

    Mary Ann and Petey