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1930's Child Star Robert "Bobby" Winckler


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There is a new tribute page on Facebook for the late 1930's Hollywood child actor Robert "Bobby" Winckler. Robert Winckler . . .aka Robert Winkler . . . worked in over 80 films and over 200 radio shows during the 1930's and '40's, with most of the stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The new Facebook page is titled ROBERT BOBBY WINCKLER, and there are over 200 photos, stills, press clippings from the Winckler family archieves on the sit for fans to review and enjoy.

 

 

Charlie Chaplin's wife, Mildred Harris, got Bobby into showbusiness, and he worked mostly between the ages of 8 and 18. Some of his best known work includes SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, THE LIFE OF KNUTE ROCKNE, PRIDE OF THE YANKEES, WATERLOO BRIDGE, THE IRON MAJOR, the LITTLE RASCALS/OUR GANG Comedies, Republic's most famous serial DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE and work in many westerns such as BAD MEN OF MISSOURI, BLUE MONTANA SKIES with Gene Autry, and work with other western stars like Wild Bill Elliott, Johnny Mack Brown, Tim McCoy, Bob Steele, Bob Livingston, etc. . On Radio he played W.C. Field's son "Terrance" on the YOUR HIT PARADE show, he was the "newsboy" on BIG TOWN with Edward G. Robinson for the series run, he worked in many Cecil B. DeMille's LUX RADIO THEATER shows, he also worked with Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergan, and so many other radio celebrities.

 

 

Robert also did many cartoon voices, including the "mouse" in Disney's BAMBI, both "Hans" and "Fritz" in the MGM CAPTAIN AND THE KIDS aka KATZENJAMMER KIDS cartoons, "Pete Parrot" in Merry Melodies I WANNA BE A SAILOR, the voice of Charles Mintz SCRAPPY, and many others.

 

 

Leonard Maltin described Robert Winckler as a "prolific child actor" of the time in his book on the OUR GANG, and as an adult, Winckler was an entertainment attorney, representing many of the stars he worked with as a child. He sadly died of cancer in 1989 at age 62.

 

 

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