Johnnie Mae Beard
born: 20 March 1900
United States of America
died: 08 May 1962
Los Angeles County General Hospital,
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(cerebral vascular accident, age 62)
Large, black American actress.  She was the mother of OUR GANG child stars Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Betty Jane Beard, Carlena Beard and Rene Beard. Her death certificate lists her obesity as a contributing factor in her demise.
Real name: Johnnie Mae Clay Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Big Ears
Stymie's mother

Free Wheeling
Stymie's mother

Acknowledgements: (?) (CA Death Index) (Stymie in CA Death Index) (Stymie in CA Birth Index) (Carlena in CA Birth Index)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)
Jim Jarvis (death certificate and help)

This page was last updated on: 03 July 2017