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SCOTTY BECKETT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Scotty Beckett was born on October 4th, 1929 in Oakland, California with the birth name Scott Hastings Beckett.  He became a very well known child actor during the 1930's and 1940's.

He was raised in Los Angeles, California and in 1933 he made his film debut at the age of four in, "Gallant Lady".  Soon he was adding such film credits to his resume as, "Dante's Inferno" (1935) starring Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Rita Hayworth, Alan Dinehart, Morgan Wallace, Henry B. Walthall and Willard Robertson, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, C. Henry Gordon and David Niven, Nigel Bruce, Spring Byington, Henry Stephenson, J. Carrol Naish, Charles Sedgwick and Donald Crisp, "Conquest" (1937) starring alongside Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal, Henry Stephenson, Leif Erickson, Dame May Whitty, George Zucco, Stanley Andrews, Dennis O'Keefe, Charles Middleton, George Houston and Maria Ouspenskaya, "Marie Antoinette" (1938) starring Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Anita Louise, Robert Morley, Joseph Schildkraut, Gladys George, Reginald Gardiner, Barry Fitzgerald, George Meeker, Ruth Hussey, Henry Daniell, Cora Witherspoon and Henry Stephenson, "My Favorite Wife" (1940) starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Ann Shoemaker, Pedro de Cordoba, Donald MacBride, Granville Bates and Gail Patrick, "Kings Row" (1942) starring Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Charles Coburn, Claude Rains, Maria Ouspenskaya, Minor Watson, Harry Davenport and Judith Anderson "Heaven Can Wait" (1943) starring Gene Tierney, Don Ameche and Charles Coburn. The supporting cast includes Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern, Tod Andrews and Clara Blandick and "Dangerous Years" (1947) starring Billy Halop, Ann E. Todd, Marilyn Monroe, Jerome Cowan, Dickie Moore, Gil Stratton and Darryl Hickman.
 
He also starred in a total of fifteen, "Our Gang" shorts in just a two year time period.  He played, George 'Spanky' McFarland's best friend.  His role was later taken over by Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer in 1935.  He did make a return to appear in 1939 in two more "Our Gang" shorts, "Cousin Wilbur" and "Dog Daze".  

Along with working as a child actor he still managed to attend a public high school, Los Angeles High in 1943 and still worked as an actor appearing on Broadway in such productions as, "Slightly Married".
 
As his career progressed more substantial film roles came his way starring in, "My Reputation" (1946) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Lucile Watson, George Brent, Warner Anderson, Jerome Cowan and Esther Dale, "The Jolson Story" (1946) starring Larry Parks as Al Jolson with Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath and Bill Goodwin, "Cynthia" (1947) starring Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, S.Z. Sakall, Mary Astor and Louise Bishop, "A Date with Judy" (1948) starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat, Leon Ames, Clinton Sundberg and George Cleveland, "Battleground" (1949) starring Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy, James Whitmore, Leon Ames, James Arness, Richard Jaeckel, Douglas Fowley, Marshall Thompson, Herbert Anderson, Don Taylor, Jerome Courtland and Bruce Cowling, "Nancy Goes to Rio" (1950) starring Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Glenn Anders, Carmen Miranda, Louis Calhern, Fortunio Bonanova and Hans Conried and "The Happy Years" (1950) with Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, George Chandler, Leon Ames and Leo G. Carroll.
 
Although his acting career was quite successful, his personal life was filled with turmoil due to his addiction to drugs and alcohol.  He was often headlining the tabloids for the wrong reasons and with numerous failed relationships, his career began to head downhill.
 
He did add a couple more film roles to his resume such as, "You're Only Young Twice" (1952) starring Duncan Macrae, Joseph Tomelty and Patrick Barr, "Hot News" (1953) with Stanley Clements, Gloria Henry, Ted DeCorsia and Veda Ann Borg and " Rocky Jones, Space Ranger " (1954) starring Richard Crane.

In 1949 he eloped with tennis star, Beverly Baker, however this only lasted five months.  He then began dating actress, Sunny Vickers in 1951 and after she became pregnant with his child they married.  The couple at one point fled to Mexico after a robbery occurred at a hotel.  They were eventually caught and he served four months in a Mexican jail.
 
Trying to get his life back together, he decided to enroll at USC, however, when "Our Gang" was reissued to return to television he left college trying to make a comeback in the entertainment industry.
 
He appeared on such films as, "Three for Jamie Dawn" (1956) with Laraine Day, Ricardo Montalban, June Havoc, Regis Toomey and Richard Carlson, "The Oklahoman" (1957) starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Gloria Talbott, Verna Felton and Brad Dexter and "Monkey on My Back" (1957) starring Cameron Mitchell, Jack Albertson, Paul Richards, Dianne Foster, Kathy Garver and Richard Benedict.  Although he felt he was back on track, he again was in trouble with the law trying to bring illegal drugs from Mexico into the United States.  With a wife suffering from alcohol abuse herself, he was soon headed for divorce in 1959 and lost custody of his son.
 
He could not break back into the acting industry and found various other types of employment to support himself.  He eventually married for a third time to Margaret C. Sabo in 1961 and they remained together during all his additional arrests, drug abuse, and eventually died of an overdose of barbiturates on May 10th, 1968 in Los Angeles, California at the age of thirty eight. 


Filmography

1957         The George Sanders Mystery Theater 
1957         Monkey on My Back
1957         The Oklahoman
1957         Public Pigeon No. One
1957         Navy Log
1956         The Millionaire 
1956         Three for Jamie Dawn
1956         Telephone Time 
1954         Rocky Jones, Space Ranger  
1954         The High and the Mighty
1953         Hot News
1953         Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1952         Mark Saber
1951         Corky of Gasoline Alley
1951         Gasoline Alley
1950         The Happy Years
1950         Louisa
1950         Nancy Goes to Rio
1949         Battleground
1949         Any Number Can Play
1948         Michael O'Halloran
1948         A Date with Judy
1947         Dangerous Years
1947         Cynthia
1946         The Jolson Story
1946         The Swindlers
1946         Her Adventurous Night
1946         My Reputation
1945         Junior Miss
1945         Circumstantial Evidence
1944         The Climax
1944         Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
1943         Heaven Can Wait
1943         Good Luck, Mr. Yates
1943         The Boy from Stalingrad
1943         The Youngest Profession
1942         Between Us Girls
1942         It Happened in Flatbush
1942         Kings Row
1942         The Vanishing Virginian
1941         Aloma of the South Seas
1941         Father's Son
1940         Street of Memories
1940         The Flag of Humanity 
1940         Gold Rush Maisie
1940         Cinderella's Feller
1940         My Favorite Wife
1940         My Son, My Son!
1940         The Blue Bird
1939         Days of Jesse James
1939         The Royal Rodeo 
1939         Our Neighbors - The Carters
1939         The Escape
1939         Mickey the Kid
1939         Dog Daze
1939         Cousin Wilbur
1939         Blind Alley
1939         The Flying Irishman
1939         Love Affair
1938         Listen, Darling
1938         Marie Antoinette
1938         The Devil's Party
1938         No Time to Marry
1937         The Bad Man of Brimstone
1937         Wells Fargo
1937         Conquest
1937         The King Without a Crown
1937         Life Begins with Love
1937         It Happened in Hollywood
1937         Slave Ship
1937         A Doctor's Diary
1937         When You're in Love
1936         The Charge of the Light Brigade
1936         Old Hutch
1936         Anthony Adverse
1936         M-G-M Miniature: Little Boy Blue
1936         The Case Against Mrs. Ames
1936         The Lucky Corner
1935         Our Gang Follies of 1936
1935         I Dream Too Much
1935         Little Papa
1935         Pursuit
1935         Dante's Inferno
1935         Sprucin' Up 
1935         Teacher's Beau 
1935         Beginner's Luck
1935         Anniversary Trouble
1934         Babes in Toyland
1934         Shrimps for a Day
1934         Mama's Little Pirate
1934         Washee Ironee 
1934         Mike Fright 
1934         Romance in the Rain
1934         Whom the Gods Destroy
1934         Honky Donkey 
1934         The First Round-Up
1934         Stand Up and Cheer!
1934         For Pete's Sake!
1934         George White's Scandals
1934         Hi'-Neighbor! 
1934         Sailor Made Widow
1933         I Am Suzanne!
1933         Gallant Lady





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Matinee Classics - Mama's Little Pirate starring Our Gang - George 'Spanky' McFarland, Scotty Beckett, Jerry Tucker, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Marilyn Bourne, Claudia Dell, Tex Madsen and Roger Moore
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