William Robert Laughlin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

William Robert Laughlin was born in San Gabriel, California back in 1932 to Robert and Charlotte.  At the tender age of eight he worked in the film industry.  He was made famous by his strange guttural voice (more on that in a moment).

He died in 1948, he was sixteen from a motorcycle accident.  He was the youngest of the actors/actresses to die from the Our Gang films.  For those of you old enough to remember those films if you haven’t figured it out by now he was known as Froggy. 

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Comments (17)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I think I might have remembered him on some old showings on TV way back.

Apr 18, 2021 04:32 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

I remember Froggy and the whole little gang.  We would make out hair pointy like Alfalfa. It was a perfect show for lively kids. :-)


Apr 18, 2021 04:38 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I think I have heard of Froggy but I don't believe I have seen any of the shows.

Apr 18, 2021 05:31 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

I do remember Froggy and the rest of the gang!

He made it ok for me to wear spectacles!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 18, 2021 05:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I remember Our Gang from reruns on television when I was a child but I am more familiar with the city of San Gabriel where I have visited countless times for multiple reasons.

Apr 18, 2021 05:33 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


Thank you!  I grew up with Our gang, and did not know of his tragic deth so young. Have a wonderful Sunday, and enjoy.  Thanks for the post.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 18, 2021 05:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I know I'm dating myself, but I sure do remember Our Gang films!

Apr 18, 2021 05:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nina and I are not afraid to indicate we are mature adults. Have not thought about Our Gang in ages! Enjoy your day.

Apr 18, 2021 05:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I remember watching Spany and Our Gang as a child and I do remember the voice of Froggy but I can't say that I could put a face on that voice at this time James.

Apr 18, 2021 06:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- I remember them...never watched them that much. I think I primarily watched The Mickey Mouse Club!

Apr 18, 2021 11:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I saw only a few of the Our Gang films as I recall. This takes me back a few!!

Apr 18, 2021 03:46 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

I can still remember that voice!  My husband grew up in Monterey Park which borders San Gabriel.  It's a small world. 

Apr 18, 2021 05:29 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of Froggy.  I'm afraid I am not familiar with his work.

Apr 18, 2021 08:26 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening James. I do remember seeing Froggy in an old rerun

Apr 18, 2021 09:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James my memory is not Froggy but Foggy oh well, stay with me:)Endre

Apr 18, 2021 10:09 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

James Dray I remember Froggy perfectly, all of them in truth. Never knew he died so young. Lauren

May 04, 2021 03:49 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Oh, yes! Spanky and Alfalfa and Darla and the gang. Many good times were had watching Our Gang.

Oct 02, 2021 08:50 PM