Scotty Beckett

Scotty Beckett

Highest Rated: 100% Battleground (1949)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Oct 4, 1929

Birthplace: Not Available

When Scotty Beckett was three years old, his father was hospitalized in Los Angeles. During a visit, Beckett entertained his convalescing dad by singing several songs. A Hollywood casting director overheard the boy and suggested to his parents that Beckett had movie potential. The wide-eyed, tousle-haired youngster made his screen debut opposite Ann Harding and Clive Brook in 1933's Gallant Lady. In 1934, he was signed by Hal Roach for the Our Gang series; in the 13 two-reelers produced between 1934 and 1935, Beckett appeared as the best pal and severest critic of rotund Gang star Spanky McFarland. This stint led to such choice feature-film assignments as Anthony Adverse (1936) (in which Beckett played the out-of-wedlock son of Fredric March and Olivia De Havilland), Marie Antoinette (1938) (as the Dauphin) and My Favorite Wife (1940) (as one of the two kids of Cary Grant and his long-lost wife Irene Dunne). In 1939, Beckett briefly returned to the Our Gang fold, playing "Alfalfa" Switzer's brainy Cousin Wilbur in a brace of one-reelers. Beckett was frequently called upon for "the leading man as a child" roles, playing youthful versions of Louis Hayward in My Son, My Son (1940), Don Ameche in Heaven Can Wait (1943), and Jon Hall in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1940). As he matured, Beckett was often cast as obnoxious younger brothers, notably in the 1943 Broadway play Slightly Married and the 1948 Jane Powell vehicle A Date with Judy (playing the sibling of none other than Elizabeth Taylor). On radio, Beckett played Junior Riley in the popular William Bendix sitcom The Life of Riley, and on television he was seen as Cadet Winky in the early sci-fi series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Scotty Beckett's last film was 1956's Three For Jamie Dawn.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Beyond The Moon Actor 2011
No Score Yet Crash of the Moons Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Oklahoman Messenger at Ranch 1957
No Score Yet Crash of Moons Actor 1954
No Score Yet Manhunt in Space Winky 1954
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley Corky 1951
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Scotty Sheldon 1950
No Score Yet The Happy Years Actor 1950
100% Battleground William J. Hooper 1949
57% A Date with Judy Ogden `Oogie' Pringle 1948
No Score Yet Cynthia Will Parker 1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Jolson as a Boy 1946
No Score Yet My Reputation Kim Drummond 1946
No Score Yet The Climax King 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Ali as a Child 1944
85% Heaven Can Wait Henry at Age 9 1943
No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Squint 1942
100% Kings Row Parris as a Child 1942
85% My Favorite Wife Tim Arden 1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Actor 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Oliver as a Child 1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James Buster Samuels 1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley Davy 1939
86% Love Affair Boy on Ship 1939
No Score Yet Our Neighbors - The Carters Dickie Carter 1939
No Score Yet Listen, Darling Billie Wingate 1938
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Actor 1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Dauphin 1938
No Score Yet The Devil's Party Mike O'Mara as a child 1938
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Actor 1938
100% Conquest Alexandre 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Boy 1937
20% Anthony Adverse Anthony as a Boy 1936
71% Charge of the Light Brigade Prema Singh 1936
No Score Yet Old Hutch Roy 1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Boy on Merry-Go-Round 1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Sonny 1935
No Score Yet Teacher's Beau Scotty 1935
No Score Yet Shrimps For A Day Actor 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer! Boy auditioning for Miss Adams 1934


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