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Clifton Young (I) (1917–1951)

Clifton "Bobby" Young gained notoriety as a child actor playing "Bonedust" during Our Gang's sound transition period. Of all the graduates of Our Gang (with the exception of Jackie Cooper and arguably Dickie Moore), Clifton had the greatest shot at adult stardom - at least as far as strong character roles were concerned. With his Kirk Douglas ... See full bio »

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 1952 Zombies of the Stratosphere
Ross - Smuggler Boss [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
 1951 Love Nest (uncredited)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
Southern Spy (uncredited)
 1951 Up Front
Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Mitch McCall
 1950 Union Station
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Salt Lake Raiders
Luke Condor
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Chet - Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Borderline
Suspect Questioned by Whittaker (uncredited)
 1950 Backfire
Cabby (uncredited)
 1950 Bells of Coronado
 1949 So You Want to Be an Actor (Short)
Actor Playing Colonel in Civil War Play (uncredited)
 1949 Abandoned
Eddie - Bartender
 1949 So You're Having In-Law Trouble (Short)
Homer - Joe's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1949 Illegal Entry
Billy Rafferty
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Schwab's Counterman (voice, uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be Popular (Short)
Homer Hotbox (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter (Short)
Homer Hotbox (uncredited)
 1948 Whiplash
Gunman (uncredited)
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Joe Shotten
 1948 So You Want to Be on the Radio (Short)
Second Quiz Show Host (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be in Politics (Short)
Homer Hotbox (uncredited)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
 1948 So You Want to Be a Detective (Short)
Num Num (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Build a House (Short)
Homer (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be a Gambler (Short)
Homer (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want an Apartment (Short)
Homer Hotbox (uncredited)
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Joe Brennan
 1947 Always Together
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 Possessed
 1947 So You're Going on a Vacation (Short)
Mr. Sylvester, Clerk at Hinkel's (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfaithful
Charlie (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Pursued
The Sergeant
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Policeman arresting Truck Driver
 1947 That Way with Women
Irate Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1946 So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (Short)
Homer Hotbox / Saloon Gunslinger in Old West Fantasy Sequence (uncredited)
 1946 Deception
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1946 So You Want to Play the Horses (Short)
Announcer (uncredited)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
American Commander (uncredited)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Joe, Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1945 The Master Key
Loft Building Henchman (uncredited)
 1936 The President's Mystery
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Young man waiting to enlist (uncredited)
 1936 The Lonely Trail
Murdered Rancher's Son (uncredited)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Boy in Car in Montage (uncredited)
 1936 Carnival Day (Short)
Carnival Participant / Railbird (uncredited)
 1935 Bright Lights
Piano Player at Party (uncredited)
 1932 The Flirty Sleepwalker (Short)
Young Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1931 Sidewalks of New York
Street Gang Member (uncredited)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short)
Bonedust (as Bobby Young)
 1931 Love Business (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1931 Blood and Thunder (Short)
Delivery Boy on Bicycle (uncredited)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short)
Robert 'Bonedust' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 School's Out (Short)
Robert 'Bonedust' (as Bobby Young)
 1928 The Circus Kid
Boy at Orphanage (uncredited)
 1928 Fair and Muddy (Short)
Boy in Rival Gang
 1927 Chicken Feed (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 The Sting of Stings (Short)
 1927 Three's a Crowd
Minor Role - as Bobby Young (uncredited)
 1927 Baby Brother (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Tired Business Men (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Love My Dog (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Ten Years Old (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Telling Whoppers (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 War Feathers (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 The Fourth Alarm (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Shivering Spooks (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short)
 1926 Uncle Tom's Uncle (Short)
Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Alternate Names:

Hal Roach's Rascals | Bobby 'Bonedust' Young | Bobby Young | Robert H. 'Clifton' Young

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Playing the snaggle-toothed bad kid "Bonedust" starting at age 7 with the "Our Gang" comedies (billed as Bobby Young). He played the role for six years (1925-1931). Eventually moved into films as a slimy character heavy in the tradition of Dan Duryea and appeared opposite the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Roy Rogers in several film noir and westerns. See more »

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