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Carlena Beard

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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1931–1934

Name  Carlena Beard
Role  Actress
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Born  March 19, 1929 (1929-03-19) Los Angeles, California, USA
Died  February 23, 1972, Los Angeles, California, United States
Parents  Johnnie Mae Beard, Matthew Beard Sr.
Siblings  Matthew Beard, Bobbie Beard, Rene Beard, Betty Jane Beard, Dickie Beard
Movies and TV shows  For Pete's Sake!, Shiver My Timbers, Birthday Blues, Readin' and Writin', Our Gang
Similar People  Matthew Beard, Hal Roach, Johnnie Mae Beard, Art Lloyd, Leroy Shield

Carlena Beard (March 19, 1929 – February 23, 1972) was an American child actress, most famous for portraying several different minor characters in the Our Gang short films from 1930 to 1935. She was a native of Los Angeles, California. Her older brother was Matthew "Stymie" Beard, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters.


Carlena Beard was African-American.

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Our Gang years

As older brother Stymie was the main breadwinner for the Beard family, his success with the Our Gang series opening the door for his siblings. Carlena Beard appeared as Stymie's younger sister in Shiver My Timbers and For Pete's Sake!.

Later years and death

After departing Our Gang, Beard became a dancer. She spent many years traveling as a personal assistant to musician Lionel Hampton.

Beard died on February 23, 1972.


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