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George 'Spanky' McFarland (1928–1993)


George 'Spanky' McFarland was born on October 2, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, USA as George Robert Phillips McFarland. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) and Beginner's Luck (1935). He was married to Doris. He died on June 30, 1993 in Grapevine, Texas. See full bio »

Died:

(age 64) in Grapevine, Texas, USA

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Filmography

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 1986 The Aurora Encounter
Governor (as Spanky McFarland)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Boy Scout who finds Mazard's Body (uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita
Kid Tripping Teddy (uncredited)
 1943 Seeing Hands (Short)
Boy leading initiation (uncredited)
 1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo
Billy (as Spanky McFarland)
 1942 Johnny Doughboy
Spanky (uncredited)
 1942 Unexpected Riches (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Mighty Lak a Goat (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Rover's Big Chance (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Doin' Their Bit (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Surprised Parties (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Don't Lie (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Going to Press (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1942 Melodies Old and New (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Wedding Worries (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Come Back, Miss Pipps (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Helping Hands (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Robot Wrecks (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 1-2-3 Go! (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Ye Olde Minstrels (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Fightin' Fools (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1941 Baby Blues (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Goin' Fishin' (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Waldo's Last Stand (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 The New Pupil (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1940 Alfalfa's Double (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Time Out for Lessons (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Captain Spanky's Show Boat (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Auto Antics (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Joy Scouts (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Clown Princes (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Duel Personalities (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1939 Alfalfa's Aunt (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Practical Jokers (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
Pee Wee (as Spanky McFarland)
 1938 Football Romeo (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Men in Fright (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 General Spanky
Spanky (as Spanky McFarland)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 Two Too Young (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 Arbor Day (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Buddie Tolliver
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Little Sinner (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy
Joseph 'Stubby' O'Shaughnessy as a Child (as Spanky McFarland)
 1935 Little Papa (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Spanky Lowry (as Spanky McFarland)
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1935 Anniversary Trouble (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Shrimps for a Day (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Mama's Little Pirate (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Spanky (as 'Spanky' McFarland)
 1934 Washee Ironee (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Honky Donkey (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Benny, from Panama (Short)
Little Boy in Sailor Suit (as Spanky)
 1934 The First Round-Up (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 For Pete's Sake! (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 Hi'-Neighbor! (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1934 The Cracked Ice Man (Short)
Boy who says, 'Just skip it' (as Spanky)
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Johnny Prentiss
 1933 Wild Poses (Short)
Spanky Treacy (as Spanky)
 1933 Day of Reckoning
Johnny (as Spanky McFarlane)
 1933 Bedtime Worries (Short)
Spanky Treacy (as Our Gang)
 1933 Mush and Milk (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1933 One Track Minds (Short)
Spanky (uncredited)
 1933 The Kid from Borneo (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1933 Forgotten Babies (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1933 Fish Hooky (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1932 A Lad an' a Lamp (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1932 Birthday Blues (Short)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
 1932 Free Wheeling (Short)
Spanky
 1932 Hook and Ladder (Short)
Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1932 The Pooch (Short)
Spanky (as Spanky)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Newsboy (as George MacFarlane)
 1932 Choo-Choo! (Short)
Spanky (as Spanky)
 1932 Spanky (Short)
Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1932 Free Eats (Short)
Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1930s) American theatrical commercial for a bicycle.

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Alternate Names:

Our Gang | George MacFarlane | 'Spanky' McFarland | George McFarland | Spanky McFarland | Spanky McFarlane | Hal Roach's Rascals | Spanky
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his years with the Little Rascals] "I wouldn't take a million dollars for the experience...and I wouldn't take a penny to do it again. As a kid I had everything I wanted, we had a good life but when it was over....it was over."

Trivia:

Michael Jackson was a huge fan of the Our Gang series, and visited the elderly McFarland at his Dallas-area home. As they looked over George's photo albums, a picture of Spanky sitting on the front steps of his home caught the eye of one of Michael's brothers. Unbeknownst to any of them before that day, both the McFarlands and the Jacksons had lived in that home, several decades apart. See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrases: "Okey-dokey!" and its variant, "Okey-doke!". He said "Okey-dokey", much more often than "Okey-doke".

Star Sign:

Libra

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