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Headstone placed on grave of 'Little Rascals' star

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Fans of the "Little Rascals" film series were in Baltimore this weekend to place a headstone at the grave of child actor Norman "Chubby" Chaney.

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Chaney's grave had been unmarked for 76 years since he died at age 21. Chaney was paid a weekly salary when he appeared in the films between 1929 and 1931. But he didn't receive any royalties or residual payments and returned to Baltimore when he grew out of the role. The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday that he struggled with his weight as a teenager. When he died, his mother couldn't afford a headstone for his grave.

The series was known as "Our Gang" when it was shown in theaters and later as the "Little Rascals" on television.

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42Comments
Nov 12, 2012 4:54AM
Nov 12, 2012 3:45AM
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Breaking News: AP Reporter kills self  immediately after submitting the single most  non newsworthy pile of **** in the history of journalism.
Nov 12, 2012 2:31AM
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Does he have children? was he ever married. I'm glad that he finally got a marker for his final resting place.. I loved those shows.. Will always remember the fun and laughter it brought to my boring life. Thx Chubby and Spanky for all the laughter and good times..
Nov 12, 2012 2:06AM
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I am sure the "He Man Woman Haters Club" would approve..
Good for you Norman.. R.I.P. Old chum..
Nov 12, 2012 12:14AM
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Fond memories come about when thinking of the "Our Gang" and "Little Rascal" movies. Wish I had known about this...would have made a donation. Anyway I always wondered what happened to those kids...heard most of them died poor...sorry to have learned about that. I will always remember them. 

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