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Child Actor

Few Protections For Child Actors Exist Even Today

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

At the end of Shirley Temple's life, we remember her as one of the first child stars. Appearing in more than 50 films before retiring at age 22, Temp...

'Shirley Temple Was The Kind Of Role Model We Want For Our Daughters'

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Shirley Temple's career as a child actor enthralled our country at a time when economic tensions gripped most families when just about everyone could use a laugh. Shirley was, as they used to say, the real ticket. Fresh faced and dimpled with that sweet voice, she was adorable without being pretentious, as natural on screen as you could imagine her performing for the relatives in your living room. Radiating star power, she tap-danced her way into everyone's heart.

Why Can't Madison Avenue Accept My Family?

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

If real-life middle America accepts my husband, son and me as a family, why can't Madison Avenue? We don't need to look like we "fit" because we already do.

Corey Feldman Dancing Like Michael Jackson Continues

Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

Eighties teen star Corey Feldman has been focused mostly on music as an adult, along with continued film and television work (an episode of Psych here...

Motherhood and the Art of Crying on Cue

Kellie Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kellie Martin

When I was a teenager I worked on a show that was about a family. As with real families, my fictional family on "Life Goes On" had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me.

LOOK: Former Child Star Is Now A Teen Heartthrob

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 06.03.2012 | Latino Voices

As a child actor, Tyler Posey starred as Jennifer Lopez’s adorable 11-year-old son Ty Ventura in the 2002 romantic comedy "Maid in Manhattan." 10 ye...

WATCH: Adam Carolla Child Actor?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Comedy

You'd think that someone as famous as Adam Carolla wouldn't have been able to sneak a child acting career past the powers of Google for this long, but...