American actorDied when: 56 years 7 days (672 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Matthew Beard Jr. (January 1, 1925 – January 8, 1981) was an American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Stymie in the Our Gang short films from 1930-35.
The role was so high profile that he adopted the name Stymie Beard, credited with this for some later roles, such as his 1978 appearance in The Buddy Holly Story.
He was a native of Los Angeles, California.