DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Tommy Bond (aged 79)
Actor (Our Gang/ Little Rascals, Superman)
Thomas Ross “Tommy” Bond (September 16, 1926 – September 24, 2005) was an American actor. A native of Dallas, Texas, Bond was best known for his work as a child actor for two different nonconsecutive periods on Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedies (first as “Tommy” and later as “Butch”). Also, he is noted for being the first actor to appear onscreen as “Superman’s pal” Jimmy Olsen, having portrayed the character in the film serials Superman(1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950).
DEATH: Bond died on September 24, 2005, at age 79 due to complications from heart disease in Northridge, California. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.