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American child actor Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas in a promotional portrait for the Hal Roach 'Our Gang' comedy film series, circa, Mary Kornman, who as a child actress appeared in 'Our Gang'. She is pictured at the age of That’s great! I wish I could find more photos of him as an adult. Bill Tracy August 10th, This is a wonderful endearing story, especially because he was with us for such a short period. William “Buckwheat” Thomas will always be remembered among the best of “Our Gang.”.
Sep 10, · This video details the death of child actor Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas! Joy Scouts, poster, l-r: Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Robert Blake on poster art, Airdate: April 9, HAL ROACH, RECIPIENT OF HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD WITH PRESENTER GEORGE MCFARLAND.
Billie Thomas became “Buckwheat” in the episode called, Mama’s Little Pirate. But he continued to play the role as a girl. Since the character, “Buckwheat” was originally a girl, Hal Roach and the studio must have wanted to keep it that way — even though the new actor for Buckwheat was the boy, Billie Thomas. Thomas received a spontaneous standing ovation by fans, and cried in response. On October 10, , he suffered a heart attack and died. He was 49 years old. Thomas was survived by his son William Thomas Jr. In , the younger Thomas created the Buckwheat Memorial Scholarship for students of California State Northridge University.