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Darla Hood (1931–1979)


Born in a small Oklahoma town on November 8, 1931, dark-banged cutie Darla Hood began her association with the motley "Our Gang" group at the tender age of 2 1/2, as she stated on the 1950 Jack Benny Show. Her father, James Claude Hood, Jr., a banker, and especially her mother, Elizabeth (nee Davner), prodded Darla's innate musical talents with ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1979 The Little Rascals' Christmas Special (TV Movie)
Mom (voice, as Darla Hood Granson)
 1974 Easter Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1965 Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon
Princess (English version) (voice)
 1959 Manhunt (TV Series)
- Killer in Blue (1959)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
Johnny's Duet Partner
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Vocalist
- It's a Most Unusual Day (1956) ... Vocalist
 1950 The Ken Murray Show (TV Series)
Regular
- Episode #2.2 (1950) ... Regular
- Episode #2.1 (1950) ... Regular
- Episode #1.9 (1950) ... Regular
 1943 Happy Land
Lenore Prentiss - Age 12
 1942 Born to Sing
'Quiz Kid'
 1941 Wedding Worries (Short)
Darla Hood
 1941 Come Back, Miss Pipps (Short)
Darla (uncredited)
 1941 Helping Hands (Short)
Darla
 1941 Robot Wrecks (Short)
Darla
 1941 Ye Olde Minstrels (Short)
Darla
 1941 Baby Blues (Short)
Darla (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Darla
 1940 Waldo's Last Stand (Short)
Darla
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Darla
 1940 The New Pupil (Short)
Darla
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Darla
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short)
Darla
 1940 Alfalfa's Double (Short)
Darla
 1939 Time Out for Lessons (Short)
Darla
 1939 Auto Antics (Short)
Darla
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Darla (uncredited)
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Darla
 1939 Clown Princes (Short)
Darla Hood
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
Darla
 1938 Practical Jokers (Short)
Darla
 1938 Football Romeo (Short)
Darla
 1938 Men in Fright (Short)
Darla
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
Darla
 1938 Party Fever (Short)
Darla (uncredited)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short)
Darla
 1938 Hide and Shriek (Short)
Darla
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Darla Hood
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
Darla
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short)
Darla
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
Darla King
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Darla
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Darla
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
Darla
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
Darla
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Darla Hood
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
Darla
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
Darla
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
Dancer
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Darla
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Darla
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
Darla
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Darla
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
Darla
 1936 Neighborhood House (Short)
Mary Chase
 1936 Arbor Day (Short)
Darla
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
Darla
 1936 The Bohemian Girl
Arline as a Child
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Darla
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Darla
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short)
Cookie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Anytime-Anywhere" / "Hurt, Hurt, Hurt" (Acama Records) See more »

Alternate Names:

Darla Hood Granson

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

I felt I had let [my fans] down by not remaining a child. They'd be dying to meet me and yet I could see their faces fall when I walked into the room. What do you say to someone whose fantasy has just been disturbed?

Trivia:

Appeared as a celebrity contestant on Groucho Marx's Tell It to Groucho (1962) game show on CBS-TV in 1962. She was also the voice of the mermaid in the "Chicken Of The Sea" TV commercials. Ms. Hood made her last public appearance at the "First Bi-Annual Sons Of The Desert" convention at the O'Hare Airport Hotel (outside Chicago) from August 18 to 20, l978, and she did the voice of "Spanky's" ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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