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Fans seek to buy headstone for 'Our Gang' actor

Monday - 5/14/2012, 3:47am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - The child actor who played Chubby in the "Our Gang" films was buried in an unmarked Baltimore grave decades ago, but now some fans of the old series plan to get him a headstone.

Norman Chaney was part the Hal Roach movies from 1929 to 1931. The series later became known as "The Little Rascals" on television.

The Baltimore Sun reports ( http://bsun.md/IGU8BY) that Michigan musician Mikal C.G. and California high school activities director Bob Satterfield are collecting funds to buy Chaney a headstone. Satterfield has already helped get headstones made for four other "Our Gang" members.

Chaney died in 1936. Although his time on the series was short, it was memorable. One famous episode depicted his crush on the teacher, "Miss Crabtree," and his line: "Call me Chubsy Ubsy."


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