Wally Albright: Actor (1925-1999) (1925 - 1999) | Biography
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Wally Albright

Wally Albright

Wally Albright
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A.K.A. Walton Algernon Albright, Jr., Walton Algernon Albright, Walton A. Alb...
Was Actor Athlete Businessperson
From United States of America
Field Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 September 1925, Burbank, USA
Death 7 August 1999, Sacramento, USA (aged 73 years)
Star sign Virgo
Residence Burbank, USA
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Wally Albright (born Walton Algernon Albright Jr.; September 3, 1925 – August 7, 1999) was an American child actor. He was best known for his role in the Our Gang film series.


The son of Wally and Lois Albright, he was born in Burbank, California. He was seen in a film with Gloria Swanson in 1928. He appeared in a number of films during his career, and is notable for appearing in six Our Gang short subjects throughout the early 1930s. Though his tenure with the gang was brief, his role was usually that of the gang leader alongside Matthew "Stymie" Beard.

Albright played so many roles as a baby that he was quite well known by the time he was three. He appeared in small parts of various films made by Hal Roach Studios. At the end of 1933, when Gus Meins took over directing, Our Gang needed a few new characters. Several older Our Gangers left the series in the summer of 1933, including Dorothy DeBorba and Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins. Albright would be one of several characters, including Scotty Beckett and Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, to debut in 1934 in the Our Gang episode Hi Neighbor. He quickly became one of the bigger Our Gang stars. But much to the dismay of Hal Roach and director Gus Meins, Albright voluntarily left the gang and returned to a normal childhood life. However, he did play a small role in John Ford's version of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, appearing as an older child in the migrant camp. He watches as Ma Joad cooks a stew for her family and tells her, "Me and my brother, we et good." Another child later tells Ma he was lying. "I peeked through their window last night and they was eatin' fried dough, just like everybody else." He graduated high school and college as he entered adult life.

Later years

In adult life, Albright became a champion water sportsman and eventually operated a successful trucking firm. He died in Sacramento, California, on August 7, 1999.

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