[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: Archive: Lucille “Babe” Brown, Aug. 21, 1992

Child actress (Farina, in "Our Gang")
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 04:28:21pm

Lucille “Babe” Brown Barlow (abt. 1918 – 1992) was a child actor. She appeared as both Farina and Baby Lucille (where she got her nickname Babe) in the Our Gang movies in the 1920s. The Our Gang movies were the silent precursors to The Little Rascals movies. She led a colorful life as a young child when she traveled with her mother who was a hula dancer in a carnival. She was placed in an orphanage in California when she was 7, when her mother remarried. It was there that Babe was discovered by producer Hal Roach, who put her in the Our Gang Comedies. The directors of these films had a unique approach to making them. They would film the children after they let them run loose on locations such as department stores and a house with floating sheets which was supposedly haunted. Barlow’s Our Gang job ended after two years.

Later on, Barlow appeared in a handful all-African American films, and performed for many years in various venues such as night clubs and USO camps. She even followed in her mother’s footsteps and joined a circus where she learned to ride the elephants. Babe moved to Buffalo in 1956 where her husband had family. In Buffalo, she became a Blues radio show host for Buffalo’s WBFO.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Subject Author Date
Allen Hoskins was Farina. Another Our Gang imposter (NT)NikThursday, August 22, 12:57:09pm

Login ] Create Account Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:

Choose Message Icon: [ View Emoticons ]

Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.