Spec O'Donnell

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Spec O'Donnell
Born (1911-04-09)April 9, 1911
Fresno, California, US
Died October 14, 1986(1986-10-14) (aged 75)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1923-1978

Walter "Spec" O'Donnell (April 9, 1911 – October 14, 1986) was an American film actor.


Born in Fresno, California, in 1911, O'Donnell appeared in 191 films between 1923 and 1978. He worked frequently for producer Hal Roach, often appearing in silent comedies as the bratty son of Max Davidson or Charley Chase. His sound era roles were mostly uncredited bits, though he has the unusual distinction of playing the same role (a newsboy) in both an original film and its remake: Princess O'Hara and It Ain't Hay. He died in 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

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  • John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p.49.

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