Billie' Buckwheat' Thomas
born: 12 March 1931
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
died: 10 October 1980
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(heart attack, age 49)

Black child actor who was originally the replacement for Matthew 'Stymie' Beard in the Our Gang shorts of the mid 1930s.  In 1935, his 'Buckwheat' character was at first androgynous, wearing pigtails.  It only evolved into being called 'he' a year later. 
Later worked as a film lab technician at Technicolor in Hollywood for over 20 years.  He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  When introduced at a Little Rascals reunion in 1980, he received a spontaneous standing ovation; he was moved to tears.
He is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, USA.
Real name: William Thomas Jr. Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
plus all Our Gang films.

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1934
For Pete's Sake!
Bille
 

1934
The First Round-Up
Bille
 

1934
Washee Ironee
Game spectator
 

1934
Mama's Little Pirate
Buckwheat
 

1934
Shrimps For A Day
Buckwheat
 

1935
Anniversary Trouble
Buckwheat
 

1935
Beginner's Luck
Buckwheat
 

1935
Teacher's Beau
Buckwheat
 

1935
Sprucin' Up
Buckwheat
 

1935
Little Papa
Buckwheat
 

1935
Little Sinner
Buckwheat
 

1935
Our Gang Follies Of 1936
Buckwheat
 

1936
The Pinch Singer
Buckwheat

1936
Divot Diggers
Buckwheat

1936
The Lucky Corner
Buckwheat

1936
Second Childhood
Buckwheat
 

1936
Arbor Day
Buckwheat
 

1936
Bored Of Education
Buckwheat

1936
Two Too Young
Buckwheat

1936
Pay As You Exit
Buckwheat

1936
Spooky Hooky
Buckwheat
 

1936
General Spanky
Buckwheat
 

1937
Reunion In Rhythm
Buckwheat
 

1937
Glove Taps
Buckwheat

1937
Hearts Are Thumps
Buckwheat

1937
Rushin' Ballet
Buckwheat

1937
Three Smart Boys
Buckwheat

1937
Roamin' Holiday
Buckwheat
 

1937
Night 'N' Gales
Buckwheat

1937
Fishy Tales
Buckwheat

1937
Framing Youth
Buckwheat
 

1937
The Pigskin Palooka
Buckwheat
 

1937
Mail And Female
Buckwheat
 

1937
Our Gang Follies Of 1938
Buckwheat

1938
Canned Fishing
Buckwheat

1938
Bear Facts
Buckwheat
 

1938
Three Men In A Tub
Buckwheat
 

1938
Came The Brawn
Buckwheat
 

1938
The Awful Tooth
Buckwheat

1938
Hide And Shriek
Buckwheat / X-6½
 
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1938
The Little Ranger
Buckwheat
 

1938
Party Fever
Buckwheat

1938
Aladdin's Lantern
Buckwheat
 

1938
Men In Fright
Buckwheat

1938
Football Romeo
Buckwheat
 

1938
Practical Jokers
Buckwheat
 

1939
Alfalfa's Aunt
Buckwheat
 

1939
Tiny Troubles
Buckwheat
 

1939
Duel Personalities
Buckwheat
 

1939
Clown Princes
Buckwheat
 

1939
Cousin Wilbur
Buckwheat
 

1939
Joy Scouts
Buckwheat
 

1939
Dog Daze
Buckwheat
 

1939
Auto Antics
Buckwheat
 

1939
Captain Spanky's Show Boat
Buckwheat
 

1939
Dad For A Day
Buckwheat
 

1939
Time Out For Lessons
Buckwheat
 

1940
Alfalfa's Double
Buckwheat
 

1940
The Big Premiere
Buckwheat
 

1940
All About Hash
Buckwheat
 

1940
The New Pupil
Buckwheat
 

1940
Bubbling Troubles
Buckwheat
 

1940
Good Bad Boys
Buckwheat
 

1940
Waldo's Last Stand
Buckwheat
 

1940
Goin' Fishin'
Buckwheat
 

1940
Kiddie Kure
Buckwheat
 

1941
Baby Blues
Buckwheat
 

1941
Fightin' Fools
Buckwheat
 

1941
Ye Old Minstrels
Buckwheat
 

1941
1-2-3 Go!
Buckwheat
 

1941
Robot Wrecks
Buckwheat
 

1941
Helping Hands
Buckwheat
 

1941
Come Back, Miss Pipps
Buckwheat
 

1941
Wedding Worries
Buckwheat
 

1942
Melodies Old And New
Buckwheat
 

1942
Going To Press
Buckwheat
 

1942
Don't Lie
Buckwheat
 

1942
Surprised Parties
Buckwheat
 

1942
Doin' Their Bit
Buckwheat
 

1942
Rover's Big Chance
Buckwheat
 

1942
Mighty Lak A Goat
Buckwheat
 

1942
Unexpected Riches
Buckwheat

1943
Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
Buckwheat
 

1943
Family Troubles
Buckwheat
 

1943
Calling All Kids
Buckwheat

1943
Farm Hands
Buckwheat

1943
Election Daze
Buckwheat
 

1943
Little Miss Pinkerton
Buckwheat
 

1943
Three Smart Guys
Buckwheat
 

1944
Radio Bugs
Buckwheat
 

1944
Tale Of A Dog
Buckwheat
 

1944
Dancing Romeo
Buckwheat

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