William Newell (actor)

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William Newell and Greta Meyer in Bill Cracks Down (1937)

William M. Newell (January 6, 1894 – February 21, 1967)[1] was an American film actor.


Newell was most active in the 1930s, familiar to fans of the Our Gang short subjects in his recurring role as Alfalfa's father, and as Dr. Henley on Our Miss Brooks. Newell was cast as a hobo in "Little Boy Blew," one of the last episodes of the Walter Brennan sitcom, The Real McCoys, then airing on CBS.

He died in 1967 in Studio City, Los Angeles[2] and is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Social Security Administration.

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