Whatever Happened To The Cast Of The Little Rascals?

Our Gang, better known by some as The Little Rascals, was a series of film shorts produced from 1922 to 1944. The shorts centered on the adventures of a group of children. The program was groundbreaking because it featured both races connecting as equals.

The Little Rascals featured a total of 41 child actors. While you’d think the show could kick off some big careers, many of the stars wound up quitting show business early on, others suffered hard times, but a select few ended up with a successful career. See what happened to the cast of The Little Rascals.

Some Believe The Cast Was Doomed From The Start

the little rascals group shot on the beach
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While The Little Rascals was produced nearly a century ago, characters such as Alfalfa, Spanky, and Buckwheat are still household names. Despite their huge success as children, the majority of the actors struggled to find acting jobs as they got older due to typecasting. In later years, there were even rumors of a curse spurred by an E! True Hollywood Story.

Many of the stars died before the age of 65 and some were even significantly younger than that. While a select few of their lives ended ominously, there’s no evidence that their shared experiences led to early deaths.