As she turns 50, Brooke Shields says she has found self-confidence. 'I struggled with it forever because I was always trying to navigate my mother, or the public, or people, or an image, or whatever,' she said.
To say I wish there were more child stars whose stories grew into lives like Ms. Temple Black's is an understatement. I only wish Miley Cyrus and Lyndsey Lohan a second half to their careers as glorious as Shirley Temple Black.
If you live near Hollywood and have a "cute kid with personality," you will be approached regularly by casting directors, agents and managers. I've been around long enough to see the ways that the entertainment industry robs children of their wonder years.