Classic Movie Travels: George “Spanky McFarland”

Classic Movie HubHere’s the latest from the Classic Movie Hub Blog

by Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: George “Spanky McFarland”George “Spanky” McFarland portrayed the iconic leader of the Our Gang cast of children, beloved for his role as Spanky. He was born George Philips McFarland at Methodist Hospital on October 2, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, to Robert and Virginia McFarland. His father worked as a manager for a loan company and, later, automobile broker. He had three siblings: Tommy, Amanda, and Roderick or “Rod.”

Initially, McFarland was dubbed “Sonny” by his parents and modeled children’s clothes in department stores throughout the Dallas area. He could also be spotted in print ads and highway billboards to promote Wonder Bread. By 1930, McFarland was comfortable and recognizable before the camera…

Read the Full Article @ Classic Movie Hub Blog

Thank you for reading this post.

Want Instant Updates & No Ads?

Subscribe & Get instant emails when I publish a new article!

%d bloggers like this: