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Actor, Baby LeRoy, was born Ronald Le Roy Overacker on May 12, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA. LeRoy died at the age of 69 on Jul 28, 2001 in Van Nuys, CA .

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By Emma on Apr 24, 2016 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

There was nothing more studio publicity machines liked more than match-making for a bit of public attention. Even Paramount’s youngest star, , had the chance to find love with the equally famous pint-sized Shirley Temple. Photoplay magazine in 1934 took the opportunity of documenting... Read full article


Shirley Temple and get a taste of the Nightlife

By Emma on Apr 24, 2016 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

There was nothing more studio publicity machines liked more than match-making for a bit of public attention. Even Paramount’s youngest star, , had the chance to find love with the equally famous pint-sized Shirley Temple. Photoplay magazine in 1934 took the opportunity of documenting... Read full article


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Once had his milk spiked with gin by W.C. Fields.

At age 8, Baby LeRoy landed the lead role in Paramount's The Biscuit Eater (1940). This was to be his comeback film, after a two year absence from the big screen, when he last appeared, at age 6, in a bit part as himself in the comedy short, "Cinema Circus". He began filming the opening scene of The Biscuit Eater (1940) in October, 1939. The scene called for Baby LeRoy to swing across a lake holding a rope, but he lost his grip and fell into the lake as the cameras rolled. This happened both times that the scene was attempted. As a result, Baby LeRoy became ill with a very bad cold. By the next day he had lost his voice. As filming was on location in Albany, Georgia, and the crew and the rest of the cast could not wait the two weeks for the young actor to recover, as the doctor who examined LeRoy had determined, the film's director, Stuart Heisler, instead placed an emergency call to Paramount in Hollywood. Paramount wasted no time replacing Baby Leroy with another Paramount child actor, Billy Lee, who soon arrived with his father who was managing his career, while Baby LeRoy was sent back to Hollywood to recover from his illness, with a promise from Paramount that he would b

When he made his screen debut, aged six months, in A Bedtime Story (1933), the contract had to be signed by his grandfather, as not only was Baby LeRoy underage, but so was his 16 year-old mother.

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