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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 July 1932San Gabriel, California, USA
Date of Death 31 August 1948La Puente, California, USA  (road accident)
Birth NameWilliam Robert Laughlin

Mini Bio (1)

His mother enrolled him in a dramatic class to overcome his self-consciousness. His gravel voice was exploited by an MGM talent scout. After his test and positive public reaction he was signed to a term contract to Our Gang. His favorite sport was bicycling. After Our Gang was over, Froggy was riding double with a friend delivering newspapers on a old three-lane highway in La Puente when a truck hit him from behind and killed him.

His older brother Tom said that he was just a normal type of kid in high school, doing well, when this accident occured. After the gang, he did try out in some feature films, but he told his mother he wasn't interested in continuing with that. So his career in movies came to an end.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ggould1975

Trivia (3)

Died in a motor scooter accident at the age of 16 in La Puente, California.
Brother of Mickey Laughlin from "Our Gang."
Bill was given a Popeye puppet from his mother. She would hear him talking to the puppet in his room but he would do the Popeye voice when responding. The voice later came to be the gravely voice that later became Froggy's trademark in the Our Gang shorts.

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