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Darla Hood Died from Post-op Complications in 1979 – Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas Was Heartbroken & Died the Next Year

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Amomama
 2021-09-23
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Despite living a happy life and enjoying a successful career, Darla Hood died in tragic circumstances due to a heart failure caused by a doctor's mistake, leaving her co-star Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas so sad that he died the next year. On November 8, 1931, a banker named James Claude...

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Alonzo Akbar
09-23

My dad auditioned for the "Buckwheat" part. He was too lightskinned with red hair for the part. He says he remembers all the characters that did get the roles. Glad he didn't cause he's still living.

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Olivia Thomas
09-25

Come on stop the crap!!! it was 50 times harder for black people back then with RACISM!!! What did she do Save him from a lynching or something for him to have missed her so much??? ITS easy for generation to believe a story like this because they are no longer taught about that history.. But I lived it.

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Rosemary Robb
09-24

She was a beautiful child, I enjoyed the show immensely as a child myself… pity some have to bring politics, & feeble attempts at being funny into it, failing most miserably… Are you all this dim-witted, or have I just hit upon a bad day?

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