Little Rascals bully 'Butch' dies at age 79.
Tommy Bond, better known as Butch the bully in the Our Gang and The Little Rascals movies of the 1930s, has died. Bond was 79.
Tommy Bond as Butch the bully
Bond was the archenemy of Alfalfa and appeared in dozens of films before he outgrew the role.
Bond was born in 1926 in Dallas. His grandmother drove him to Los Angeles after a talent scout told him he had a great face and could set up an appointment with filmmaker Hal Roach.
After retiring from his Butch character, Bond played other roles including Jimmy Olsen in two Superman movies in the 1940s. He quit acting in 1951 and went into television direction and production work.
Bond died Saturday of complications from heart disease