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Child stars of bygone days – PT2.

December 29, 2017 // 2 Comments

MATTHEW ‘STYMIE’ BEARD (1925 – 81)              During the Depression years Americans found something to laugh about at the movies watching the antics of a group of talented children in the ‘Our Gang’ and ‘Little Rascals’ comedy shorts. One of those extraordinary kids was an African-American named Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard whose trademark was an oversized derby hat, a gift [...]