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Scotty Beckett (1929–1968)

Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories. Born Scott Hastings Beckett on September 30, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to Los Angeles when Scotty was 3 years old. Shortly ... See full bio »

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 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- The Night I Died (1957) ... Darrell
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Corpsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Oklahoman
Messenger at Ranch (uncredited)
 1957 Public Pigeon No. One
Photographer (uncredited)
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
- Survive (1957) ... Ensign
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Frank Collins
- The Salvatore Buonarotti Story (1956) ... Frank Collins
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Gordon Peters
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Boarders Away (1956) ... Pickals
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Coast Guard Navigator (uncredited)
 1953 Hot News
Bill Burton
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Before Breakfast (1953)
 1952 Mark Saber (TV Series)
 1950 Louisa
Jimmy Blake
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Scotty Sheldan
 1949 Battleground
William J. Hooper
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Paul Kyng as a Boy, in Photo (uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia
Will Parker
 1946 The Jolson Story
Asa Yoelson / Al Jolson, as a boy
 1946 Her Adventurous Night
Junior Fry
 1946 My Reputation
Kim Drummond
 1945 Junior Miss
Haskell Cummings Jr.
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Freddy Hanlon
 1944 The Climax
The King
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Junior Lyons
 1942 Between Us Girls
Little Prince Leopold
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Joel Yancey
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas
Tanoa, as a child
 1941 Father's Son
Danny (uncredited)
 1940 Street of Memories
Tommy Foster
 1940 The Flag of Humanity (Short)
Johnny Wilson (uncredited)
 1940 Gold Rush Maisie
Harold Davis
 1940 Cinderella's Feller (Short)
The Young Prince
 1940 My Favorite Wife
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Oliver as a Child
 1940 The Blue Bird
 1939 Days of Jesse James
Buster Samuels
 1939 The Royal Rodeo (Short)
The King
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Dickie Carter
 1939 The Escape
Willie Rogers
 1939 Mickey the Kid
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Cousin Wilbur (as Our Gang)
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Wilbur Nesbitt Newcome II (as Our Gang)
 1939 Blind Alley
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Henry Corrigan - 7 Years Old (uncredited)
 1939 Love Affair
Boy on Ship (uncredited)
 1938 Listen, Darling
Billie Wingate
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Franz's Boy (uncredited)
 1938 The Devil's Party
Mike O'Mara as a Child (uncredited)
 1938 No Time to Marry
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Sammy Grant (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Young Nick Pryor (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Alexandre Walewska (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Young Boy
 1937 Slave Ship
Boy (uncredited)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Billy (uncredited)
 1937 When You're in Love
Boy (uncredited)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Prema Singh
 1936 Old Hutch
Roy Hutchins (uncredited)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Anthony's Son
 1936 M-G-M Miniature: Little Boy Blue (Short)
The Boy
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Bobbie Ames
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Boy on Carousel (as Scott Beckett)
 1935 Little Papa (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 Pursuit
Donald McCoy 'Donny' Smith
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Alexander Carter (as Scott Beckett)
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1935 Anniversary Trouble (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 Shrimps for a Day (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1934 Mama's Little Pirate (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 Washee Ironee (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Child Specialty
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Jack Forrester, Age 4 (as Scott Beckett)
 1934 Honky Donkey (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 The First Round-Up (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 For Pete's Sake! (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1934 George White's Scandals
Child (uncredited)
 1934 Hi'-Neighbor! (Short)
Scotty (as Our Gang)
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
Child in Hospital (uncredited)
 1933 Gallant Lady
Deedy - Age 2 (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Slightly Married. Farce. Written by Aleen Leslie. Scenic Design by Phil Raiguel. Cort Theatre: 25 Oct 1943- 30 Oct 1943 (8 performances). Cast: Leon Ames (as "Brian Quin"), Mona Barrie (as "Josie Dowling"), Scotty Beckett (as "Stanley Quin") [only Broadway role], Kate Harrington (as "Hortense"), Robert Horton (as "Ambulance ... See more »

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Scott Beckett | Our Gang


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Several family members also died within a year of his passing. His mother died at age 76, one week after what would have been Scotty's 39th birthday on October 11, 1968. Ex-wife Sunny Vickers passed away one month shy of her 40th birthday on November 27, 1968. And his brother James died on January 18, 1969, at the age of 49. See more »

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