Godfrey Craig

born: 20 January 1915
Copper Cliff, Ontario,
died: 26 May 1941
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(complications from skiing accident, age 26)

Canadian-born child actor who died young. On 26 January 1941, Craig "went over [an] embankment while skiing" in Green Valley [Lake], San Bernardino, California. Four months later (to the day), he succumbed to "sub-acute peritonitis" due to "trauma of abdomen." Obituaries mentioned his work in the movies, including being a former "Our Gang" cast member.
Real name: Godfrey Burn Craig
Height: 5'7"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Yale vs. Harvard
Boy on opposing team

Boxing Gloves

Acknowledgements & sources:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-GKFX (1924 pass. list)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK31-7DND (1924 pass. index)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCZR-ML9 (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JJ-8GP (1935 marriage)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9ZD-F6S (1940 Census)
https://www.fold3.com/document/629616702/ (WWII draft reg. card)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGR8-HLGD (death certificate)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP31-4XV (CA Death Index)
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22757744 (Find a Grave)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/683811954/ (Hollywood Citizen-News, 26 May 1941)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/380827630/ (Los Angeles Times, 28 May 1941)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/38960140/ (The Times [San Mateo, CA], 28 May 1941)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/150111277/ (Oakland Tribune, 28 May 1941)
Matthew Lydick, Drina Mohacsi (identification in Boxing Gloves)
Jesse Brisson (information)

This page was last updated on: 13 May 2021