Biography

Allen 'Farina' Hoskins was born on August 9, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Allen Clayton Hoskins. He was an actor, known for Pups Is Pups (1930), Shivering Shakespeare(1930) and Bear Shooters (1930). He was married to Frances. Has two children: a daughter Candy and a son Chris. He died on July 26, 1980 in Oakland, California, USA. Brother of actress Jannie Hoskins. 

On screen from the age of 14 months, he acquired the name 'Farina' from the cereal. Member of 'Our Gang' in 106 episodes between 1922 and 1931. His last "Our Gang" contract with the Hal Roach Studios called for a weekly salary of $350 a week; far more than any of the other kids (even Jackie Cooper) were paid at that time.

Served in the military during World War II. In his later years, made a successful career at Los Angeles area medical centers, helping disabled young people afflicted with drug problems and mental illnesses.

Allen 'Farina' Hoskins was born on August 9, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Allen Clayton Hoskins. He was an actor, known for Pups Is Pups (1930), Shivering Shakespeare(1930) and Bear Shooters (1930). He was married to Frances. Has two children: a daughter Candy and a son Chris. He died on July 26, 1980 in Oakland, California, USA. Brother of actress Jannie Hoskins. 

On screen from the age of 14 months, he acquired the name 'Farina' from the cereal. Member of 'Our Gang' in 106 episodes between 1922 and 1931. His last "Our Gang" contract with the Hal Roach Studios called for a weekly salary of $350 a week; far more than any of the other kids (even Jackie Cooper) were paid at that time.

Served in the military during World War II. In his later years, made a successful career at Los Angeles area medical centers, helping disabled young people afflicted with drug problems and mental illnesses.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1920-08-09

Day of Death 1980-07-26

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

  • Allen Clayton Hoskins
  • Farina

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1936 The Gorgeous Hussy as Pageboy at Ball (uncredited)
1935 Reckless as Gold Dust
1933 The Mayor of Hell as Smoke
1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan as Sam
1932 You Said a Mouthful as Sam Wellington
1931 Fly My Kite as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1931 Bargain Day as Farina
1931 Love Business as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1931 The Stolen Jools as 'Farina'
1931 Little Daddy as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1931 Helping Grandma as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1930 School's Out as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1930 Teacher's Pet as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1930 Pups Is Pups as Farina
1930 A Tough Winter as Farina
1930 Bear Shooters as Farina
1930 When The Wind Blows as Himself
1930 The First Seven Years as Farina
1930 Shivering Shakespeare as Farina
1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. as Farina
1929 Saturday's Lesson as Farina
1929 Bouncing Babies as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1929 Cat, Dog & Co. as Farina
1929 Boxing Gloves as Farina
1929 Lazy Days as Farina
1929 Railroadin' as Farina
1929 Little Mother as Farina
1929 Small Talk as Farina
1929 Noisy Noises as Farina
1929 Election Day as Farina
1929 Fast Freight as Farina
1928 The Spanking Age as Farina
1928 The Ol' Gray Hoss as Farina
1928 School Begins
1928 Rainy Days as Farina
1928 Spook Spoofing
1928 Playin' Hookey as Farina
1927 Chicken Feed as Farina
1927 Olympic Games as Farina
1927 The Glorious Fourth as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1927 Baby Brother as Farina
1927 Tired Business Men as Farina
1927 Love My Dog as Farina
1927 Ten Years Old as Farina
1927 Seeing the World as Farina
1927 Bring Home the Turkey as Farina
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1926 Telling Whoppers as Farina
1926 The Fourth Alarm as Farina
1926 Thundering Fleas as Farina
1926 Monkey Business
1925 Boys Will Be Joys as Fanna
1925 Shootin' Injuns as Farina
1925 Dog Days as Farina
1924 The Sun Down Limited as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1924 It's a Bear as Farina
1924 Jubilo, Jr. as Fanna
1924 Big Business as Farina
1923 Dogs of War! as Farina
1923 The Champeen as Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
1922 Fire Fighters as Farina
1922 One Terrible Day as Farina

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