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Biography

Character: Director-Writer
Birthday: May 22, 1901
Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado
Date of Death: June 20, 1955
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
First Short: Monkey Business (as actor)
Last Short: Tale Of A Dog (as writer)
Number of Shorts: 68
History: Robert Anthony McGowan is the nephew of Robert F. McGowan. Taking the name "Anthony Mack" to distinguish himself from hs uncle, he worked as both a junior director and as a writer on Our Gang, even appearing twice (Monkey Business and Free Wheeling) in onscreen roles before the camera. In their book, Maltin and Bann criticize Mack's work for being less than stellar of his uncle, remarking that he shows "little sensitivity, his gags are subtle and sometimes even tasteless and his crude stories go nowhere," going as far as laying the inferiority of the 1938 to 1944 shorts at his feet. He passed away at the age of 54 on June 20, 1955, seven months after his famous uncle. He is survived by two daughters he had with Madeline Rosselle, the daughter of a choreographer.

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