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The 'Little House' Child Star Who Left Hollywood For Harvard

OWN | Posted 11.25.2014 | OWN

From Melissa Gilbert to Jason Bateman, there were more than a few child stars in the cast of "Little House on the Prairie" in the early 1980s. While s...

14 Baby Names Inspired By Child Stars Throughout History

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

From the silent days when Jackie Coogan was palling up with Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid" and the Little Rascals were playing their pranks, cute kids h...

8 Surprisingly Wise Lessons From Kids In Film

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus and Sasha Broner | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment

"Young" and "naive" are often descriptions of children in film. But sometimes it takes a child's fresh take on the world to change an adult's perspect...

If You Were A Child Star, Everyone Assumes You Went To Rehab

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

Little Jonathan Lipnicki's much-quoted debut as the spiky-haired tyke in "Jerry Maguire" vaulted him to a level of stardom that few besides Macaulay C...

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: A Little Princess Remembered

Nikki Luongo | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Luongo

So few movies today can live up to the past and it's a good thing to someday show our kids the quality that films used to have and what it was like for a little girl to be successful in an adult business.

Why the Fuss About Shirley Temple Black

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Alexandra Rosas

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.

Shirley Temple: The Passing of an Icon

David Kanegis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let Shirley Temple serve as an example to all of us. We make of our lives what we choose. Let's opt for success, and happiness. It's a great way to live.

These Child Stars Look REALLY Different Now

www.tmz.com | Posted 01.30.2014 | Celebrity

Desreta Jackson is best known for playing the young version of Celie Johnson -- opposite Danny Glover -- in Steven Spielberg's 1985 drama "The Color P...

You Won't Believe What This Child Star Looks Like Now

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Jennette McCurdy, of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and "Sam & Cat", isn't a kid anymore. And much like Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus before her, it's time t...

David Cassidy On His Enduring Friendship With Danny Bonaduce

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

When "The Partridge Family," debuted in 1970, viewers fell in love with the wholesome family musical act and its cast of kids rose to instant fame. Wh...

Macaulay Culkin's Current Project Will Shock You In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Child stars have a nasty habit of growing into public spectacles as they age, but Macaulay Culkin's current project indicates that he's doing just fin...

Awkward Adolescents Turned Smokin' Hot A-Listers

Posted 12.07.2013 | Celebrity

Joe Manganiello stopped by HuffPost Live this week to talk about his healthy lifestyle and his new book, "Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breakin...

You're Gonna Hate Child Star Psychologist's Rival

Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men's" Sally Draper) is once again moonlighting as a child star psychologist on Funny or Die, but this time, she's got some compe...

'Little Rascals' Star Is All Grown Up

Posted 10.15.2013 | Celebrity

'90s babies will remember the film adaptation of "Little Rascals," based on an early-20th-century television show, "Our Gang." The wonderfully tangled...

'Growing Pains' Star Shares Adorable Love Story

Posted 09.13.2013 | Weddings

"Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron has a great love story. So great, he says he "can't [even] believe it's true." In an interview with "Entertainmen...

Sally Draper Offers More Therapy To Child Stars

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

Kiernan Shipka, a.k.a. Sally Draper from "Mad Men," dispenses more professional wisdom to child stars grappling with the haunting truths of reality in...

16 Adorable Child Stars Of The New TV Season

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

With the debut of a slew of new series in the 2013-2014 TV season comes tons of new talent ... in all shapes and sizes. And you can't forget about ...

You're All Grown Up, We Get It

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 08.06.2013 | Celebrity

As young female stars transition to adulthood, they often take to magazine covers to prove they’re not little kids anymore. Stripping down to appear...

Hollywood's Hidden Divorce Curse

Bridget Mallon | Posted 06.21.2013 | Divorce

Raising children is difficult enough, but it can be even tougher for parents of child stars. So it may not be surprising that many parents with famous...

Child Star: Mel Gibson Made Me Cry

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Gaby Hoffmann had roles in some of the '90s most iconic films, including "Field Of Dreams," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Now and Then." Hoffman...

Amanda Bynes: A Teaching Moment for Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am very sad about what Amanda Bynes is going through. She may have mental health issues or substance abuse issues or both. She is not unlike many other celebrities who take an emotional tumble as they get into their twenties.

These Child Stars Avoided Going Amanda Bynes Crazy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment

Maybe these child stars are the smart ones — the ones who escaped Hollywood before their fame trains collided. They're the ones who could offer Aman...

Do You Remember Where She Started Out?

Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

With former child stars coming forward to comment on the worrisome state of affairs of Amanda Bynes, herself a former child star, we got to thinking: ...

Child Star From 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Reveals Her Whereabouts

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

We love a good where-are-they-now story. Apparently so does Lisa Jakub, who you probably know better as that girl from "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Independe...