Child actor, Darwood Kaye was born on September 8, 1929 - May 15, 2002) in Fort Collins, Kansas. He was a child actor who is best remembered for his semi-regular role as the snooty rich kid Waldo in the Our Gang serial series from 1937 to 1940. As an adult, Smith became a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, ministering at several churches until his accidental death in 2002. Kaye remained a semi-regular in Our Gang through 1940, by which time production of the series had moved from the Hal Roach studio to MGM. Minor roles in other films included the musical Best Foot Forward with Lucille Ball and Kansas City Kitty, playing the role of "Killer" in both. On May 15, 2002, Kaye was severely injured in a hit and run accident in Riverside, California. He died later that evening at Riverside Community Hospital. His burial location is unknown.
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