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Wally Albright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wally Albright (September 3, 1925 – August 7, 1999) was an American former child actor. Albright was born Walton Algernon Albright, Jr. in Burbank, California. He appeared in a number of films during his career, and is notable for appearing in six Our Gang short subjects throughout the early 1930s. Though his tenure with the gang was brief, his role was usually that of the gang leader, alongside Matthew "Stymie" Beard. Albright played so many roles as a baby that he was quite well known by the time he was three. He appeared in small parts of various films made by Hal Roach Studios. At the end of 1933, when Gus Meins took over directing, Our Gang needed a few new characters. Several older Our Gangers left the series in the summer of 1933 including Dorothy DeBorba and Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins. Wally would be one of several characters including Scotty Beckett and Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas to debut in 1934 in the Our Gang episode Hi Neighbor. Wally quickly became one of the bigger Our Gang stars. But much to the dismay of Hal Roach and director Gus Meins, Wally voluntarily left the gang and returned to a normal childhood life. However, Albright did play a small role in John Ford's version of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," appearing as an older child in the migrant camp. He watches as Ma Joad cooks a stew for her family and tells her, "Me and my brother, we et good." Another child later tells Ma he was lying. "I peeked through their window last night and they was eatin' fried dough, just like everybody else." He graduated high school and college as he entered adult life.


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Born:
Sep 3, 1925 In Burbank, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the series Our Gang 1922-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Laura 1944-10-11
Known For
Poster of Choo-Choo!
Poster of East Lynne
Poster of The Prodigal
Poster of The Trespasser
Filmography
Movie Laura Newsboy (uncredited) 1944-10-11
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Boy Who Bragged of Eating Chicken (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie Johnny Apollo Office Boy 1940-04-19
Movie Boy Trouble Boy 1939-01-27
Movie Sons of the Legion Harold 1938-09-18
Movie King of the Sierras Sonny Blake 1938-12-11
Movie What Price Vengeance Sandy MacNair 1937-05-25
Movie The Woman I Love Georges 1937-04-15
Movie Captains Courageous Boy (uncredited) 1937-06-25
Movie Super-Sleuth Child movie fan 1937-07-16
Movie Roll Along, Cowboy Danny Blake 1937-10-18
Movie It Happened in Hollywood Boy 1937-09-07
Movie Little Miss Nobody Orphan 1936-06-05
Movie O'Shaughnessy's Boy Child 1935-09-27
Movie Waterfront Lady Mickey O'Flaherty 1935-10-04
Movie Hi'-Neighbor! Wally 1934-03-02
Movie As the Earth Turns John 1934-02-14
Movie The First Round-Up Wally 1934-05-04
Movie For Pete's Sake! Wally 1934-04-13
Movie Washee Ironee Waldo (as Our Gang) 1934-09-28
Movie Ann Vickers Mischa Feldermans 1933-10-05
Movie Zoo in Budapest Paul Vandor 1933-04-28
Movie Smoky Clint's Son 1933-12-08
Movie Mr. Skitch Little Ira 1933-12-22
Movie Choo-Choo! Wally (orphan) 1932-05-07
Movie Thirteen Women Bobby Stanhope 1932-09-16
Movie The Conquerors Roger Standish, Jr. 1932-11-18
Movie East Lynne William as a Boy 1931-03-01
Movie The Prodigal Peter 1931-02-21
Movie Salvation Nell Jimmy 1931-07-01
Movie Going Ga-Ga Little Boy 1929-01-05
Movie The Single Standard Arden's son 1929-07-27
Movie The Trespasser Jack Merrick (as Wally Albright Jr.) 1929-11-11
Series Our Gang Wally 1922-09-10