J. Searle Dawley – The First Film Director

J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself “the first motion picture director”, was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison’s stock theatrical company.” 

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‘Our Gang’s’ Billie Thomas Bio – WIKIPEDIA

William Thomas Jr. (March 12, 1931 – October 10, 1980), known as Billie Thomas, was an American child actor best remembered for portraying the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.