started out as a child actor. he was in the "Our Gang" shorts. Played "Little Beaver" in the 'Red Ryder' B-movie western series. and - he was the kid who sells Humphrey Bogart a winning lottery ticket in "Treasure of the Sierra Madres."
of course, he is also known for being put on trial for allegedly killing his wife or having it arranged. was acquitted on the criminal charges, but later lost a civil case and the judgement essentially bankrupted him.