May 12, 2012

A marker for Norman Chaney

(Baltimore Sun) Only people who know where to look would be able to pay respects to Norman Chaney, who is buried in an unmarked grave in Baltimore. But if fans of the chubby "Our Gang" star have their way, he'll soon have the headstone he's done so long without.

Chaney, the son of a Baltimore electrical worker, won a national contest in 1929 to become "Chubby," the new "fat kid" in the popular film series, replacing the original Chubby, who had grown out of the role. 
But with his impossibly round face and impish charm, Chaney eclipsed his predecessor — becoming the fat kid people remembered. Continued