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Biography

Character: Donald Haines
Birthday: May 9, 1918
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: February 22, 1943
Place of Death:
First Short: Shivering Shakespeare
Last Short: Fish Hooky
Number of Shorts: 15
History: Donald Haines was brought into Our Gang during the Miss Crabtree years as sort of an antagonist to Jackie Cooper role. He eventually became a main character and eventually recieved a contract from Paramount during the short, Bargain Day, their roles in the short finished with doubles. Donald returned to Hal Roach Studios afterward, his character now down to peripheral appearances. He returned to fight with Jackie in the movie "Seventeen" over actress Betty Field. Haines also got to star as "Skinny" in The East Side Kids series alongside fellow Rascal, Ernie Morrison at Monogram. During World War Two, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp (the counterpart of the modern United States Air Force) on December 10, 1941, rising through the ranks to First Lieutenant. Sadly, he was killed in action shortly thereafter at the age of twenty-four; the cause and location of his demise remain unknown.

List of Shorts

Other Projects

  • Circus Time (1928)
  • No Picnic (1928)
  • No Sale Smitty (1928)
  • Camping Out (1928)
  • No Vacation (1929)
  • No Children (1929)
  • Watch My Smoke (1929)
  • Tomato Omelet (1929)
  • Puckered Success (1929)
  • Uncle's Visit (1929)
  • Skippy (1931) - with Jackie Cooper
  • Hot Wires (1931)
  • When A Fellow Needs A Friend (1932) - with Jackie Cooper and Andrew Shuford
  • Radio Dough (1934)
  • Little Man, What Now (1934)
  • Manhattan Melodrama (1934) (uncredited)
  • Now I'll Tell (1934) - (uncredited)
  • Peck's Bad Boy (1934) - (uncredited) - with Jackie Cooper and Billy Gilbert
  • I'll Fix It (1934) - (uncredited)
  • Straight From The Heart (1935) - (uncredited)
  • Vagabond Lady (1935) - (uncredited)
  • Ginger (1935) - (uncredited)
  • The Nit-Wits (1935) - (uncredited)
  • His Night Out (1935) - uncredited
  • Annie Oakley (1935) - uncredited
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  • Exclusive Story (1936) - uncredited
  • Little Lord Faulteroy (1936) - uncredited
  • East Side Kids (1940)
  • Spooks Run Wild (1941)
  • Military Training (1941)

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