Character: Happy Laughlin
Birthday: July 20, 1936
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: December 4, 1996
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
First Short: Helping Hands
Last Short: Farm Hands
Number of Shorts: 5
History: Michael "Mickey" Laughlin was the younger brother of William Laughlin, who played Froggy. He followed Billy into the shorts as a replacement to George McFarland as Spanky, the second to last of the remaining stars from the Hal Roach stars to remain in the series with the exception of William Thomas Jr. as Buckwheat. He had a normal life after leaving acting, outliving his brother who was killed while riding his bicycle in 1946. While living in Palmdale, California, he took the time to attend Darla Jean Hood's funeral and stay in touch with Bill Thomas and his mother. He passed away in 1996.

List of Shorts

Other Projects

  • I'll Be Seeing You (1944) (uncredited)

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