Darla Hood Biography
Birthday: November 8, 1931 (Scorpio)
Born In: Leedey, Oklahoma, United States
Darla Jean Hood was one of the Hollywood’s most cherished child artists. The well-known American child star is remembered for her performances in the ‘Our Gang’ series of short films. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she began learning singing and dancing at a tender age. At the age of 3, her singing talent helped her earn a screen test. After signing a 7-year contract with the ‘Hal Roach Studios,’ she joined the cast of ‘Our Gang.’ With her singing and impish acting, she soon became a popular leading lady of the series. When the series was discontinued (during World War II), she formed a band named ‘Darla Hood and the Enchanters,’ which performed at Ken Murray’s stage show. Hood also participated in solo singing acts at nightclubs. Her singles ‘I Just Wanna Be Free’ and ‘Quiet Village’ were well-received. She worked as a voice-over artist for animated films and commercials. She also made guest appearances on some TV shows. She was married twice. Hood died following a surgery in 1979.