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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
'''Character:''' [[Muggsy]]<br />
 
'''Character:''' [[Muggsy]]<br />
'''Birthday:''' 1927<br />
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'''Birthday:''' July 28, 1927<br />
'''Place of Birth:''' Somewhere in Canada<br />
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'''Place of Birth:''' Toronto, Ontario<br />
'''Date of Death:''' <br />
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<nowiki/>'''Date of Death:''''' <nowiki/>''July 26, 2020<br />
'''Place of Death:''' <br />
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'''Place of Death:'''<br />
 
'''First Short:''' [[Hearts Are Thumps]]<br />
 
'''First Short:''' [[Hearts Are Thumps]]<br />
 
'''Last Short:''' [[The Big Premiere]]<br />
 
'''Last Short:''' [[The Big Premiere]]<br />
 
'''Number of Shorts:''' 7<br />
 
'''Number of Shorts:''' 7<br />
'''History:''' Not much is known about Shirley Coates. She appeared in more M-G-M shorts than she did at Hal Roach studios and continued acting after she left the series. It is unknown if she is related to actress Phyllis Coates, who played "Lois Lane" in the TV-Series, "The Adventures of Superman." She passed away at the age of 51 in 1979.
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'''History:''' From her obituary:
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"Shirley Alice (Coates) Hartshorn was born in Toronto, Canada to Justus and Vera Coates and moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler. As a child actress, Shirley was featured as Muggsy in Our Gang and The Little Rascals. She was also in Shirley Temple movies, The Grapes of Wrath, and many others. She attended John Marshall High School in LA. In 1946, she married Don Hartshorn and they raised 5 children in Inglewood, CA. With and for her family, she loved to garden, bake, sew, and go to the beach. Shirley volunteered throughout her adult life with PTA, Right to Life, church service, and St. Joseph Hospital of Orange Spiritual Care. She was preceded in death by Chuck, her youngest son, and Don her husband. She leaves behind her 4 children: Cheryl, Kathy, Teresa, and Jack; her brother Bill and wife Nancy; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren."
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She appeared in more M-G-M shorts than she did at Hal Roach studios and continued acting after she left the series. It is unknown if she is related to actress Phyllis Coates, who played "Lois Lane" in the TV-Series, "The Adventures of Superman."
   
 
==List of Shorts==
 
==List of Shorts==
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* The Youngest Profession (1943)
 
* The Youngest Profession (1943)
 
* Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
 
* Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
* How We Used to Live - TV series (Episode: Clothes and Occasion)
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* How We Used to Live - TV series (Episode: Clothes and Occasion)
 
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[[Category: Our Gang Regular]]
 
[[Category: Our Gang Regular]]

Revision as of 19:18, July 28, 2020

Biography

Character: Muggsy
Birthday: July 28, 1927
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Death: July 26, 2020
Place of Death:
First Short: Hearts Are Thumps
Last Short: The Big Premiere
Number of Shorts: 7
History: From her obituary:

"Shirley Alice (Coates) Hartshorn was born in Toronto, Canada to Justus and Vera Coates and moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler. As a child actress, Shirley was featured as Muggsy in Our Gang and The Little Rascals. She was also in Shirley Temple movies, The Grapes of Wrath, and many others. She attended John Marshall High School in LA. In 1946, she married Don Hartshorn and they raised 5 children in Inglewood, CA. With and for her family, she loved to garden, bake, sew, and go to the beach. Shirley volunteered throughout her adult life with PTA, Right to Life, church service, and St. Joseph Hospital of Orange Spiritual Care. She was preceded in death by Chuck, her youngest son, and Don her husband. She leaves behind her 4 children: Cheryl, Kathy, Teresa, and Jack; her brother Bill and wife Nancy; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren."

She appeared in more M-G-M shorts than she did at Hal Roach studios and continued acting after she left the series. It is unknown if she is related to actress Phyllis Coates, who played "Lois Lane" in the TV-Series, "The Adventures of Superman."

List of Shorts

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