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Hal Roach

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Harold Eugene "Hal" Roach, Sr. (January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992) was an American film and television producer, director, and actor from the 1910s to the 1990s, best known today for producing the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang (later known as The Little Rascals) film comedy series.

Fact file

  • Born: Harold Eugene Roach January 14, 1892 Elmira, New York, United States
  • Died: November 2, 1992 (aged 100) Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Pneumonia
  • Resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Occupation: Director/Producer
  • Years active: 1912–92
  • Spouse(s): Marguerite Nichols (m.1915–41; her death) Lucille Prin (m.1942–81; her death)
  • Children: Hal Roach, Jr., Margaret Roach Elizabeth Roach (1945–1946) Maria Watkins Jeanne Roach Bridget Anderson

Read more about Hal Roach at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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EXCLUSIVE: 'The Little Rascals' Cast Celebrate the Film's 20th Anniversary
Entertainment Tonigh, 2014-09-03 17:10:00
Dear Darla...It's been 20 years since The Little Rascals hit the big screen and to mark the occasion, the cast members reunited for the first time ever for a momentous throwback photo shoot and only ETonline was there to capture all the nostalgic goodness behind the scenes.The Little Rascals, an ...

Hal Roach's film legacy explored in Hollywood Museum exhibition
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-07-26 18:00:00
Hollywood was the new frontier in 1914. With the film industry in its growing stages, even a former mule skinner by the name of Hal Roach could quickly become a major player.

Jackie Lynn Taylor, Little Rascals Actress, Dies at 88
Variety, 2014-05-06 22:33:34
Jackie Lynn Taylor, who starred as one of the Little Rascals in five of Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” comedy shorts in 1934, died Monday of Alzheimer’s disease in Citrus Heights, Calif., near Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reported. She was 88. Taylor, who played Jane, was eventually replaced by Darla Hood. ...

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