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Former Child Stars

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

OWN | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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...

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...

Wait ... What Ever Happened to 3LW?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment

3LW first came into our lives in 2000 when they released the dangerously catchy hit, "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)." We fell hard and fast for their s...

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.

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...

'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...

Former Child Star: Mel Gibson Screamed & Made Me Cry On Set

Posted 06.20.2013 | Celebrity

Former child actress Gaby Hoffmann stopped by HuffPost Live earlier this week and revealed -- shocker -- Mel Gibson wasn't exactly the nicest guy to w...

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: ...

Where Is The Little Girl From 'A Little Princess' Now?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Celebrity

After uncovering what "The Secret Garden" actress Kate Maberly is up to today, it got us wondering whatever happened to the little girl in the film "A...

Where Is The Little Girl From 'The Secret Garden' Now?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Celebrity

This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of "The Secret Garden" -- a film many of us at HuffPost Celebrity remember fondly. The 1...

'Final Cut': Former Child Actor Killed Girlfriend, Went On The Run

Posted 12.27.2012 | TV

Manuel Benitez went by the stage name Mark Everett when he was a successful child actor. He starred in several TV shows, commercials and movies, inclu...

When You're Only Half a Man

Catherine Clinch | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Catherine Clinch

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.

Hollywood's Fittest Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kristen Aldridge for Shape.com Where are they now? And how did they get so fit? We found out! More from Shape.com: Celebrities' Favorite Out...

Child Stars Gone Wild

Posted 08.09.2012 | Celebrity

They may look cute when they're young but -- as Britney Spears knows all too well -- they're not that innocent. Most recently, former Nickelodeon s...

Macaulay Culkin's Reps Deny Reported Heroin Addiction

Posted 08.01.2012 | Celebrity

Almost out of nowhere comes the National Enquirer's cover story alleging that former child actor Macaulay Culkin is a heroin addict, who spends $6,000...

Former Child Star Anna Chlumsky Is Back

Posted 04.19.2012 | Celebrity

Former child star Anna Chlumsky returns to the spotlight this week, playing the chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ vice president in HBO’s new...

Todd Bridges: Wearing Diapers Was Drug Abuse Low Point

foxnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"When the show got canceled is when my whole life fell apart because everything caught up with me," he explains. "At 12 years old I was molested by my...

Ten Former Child Stars You'd Sleep With Today

Nerve Entertainment | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jenny Lewis, Anna Paquin, and that little guy from Jerry Maguire -- all grown up....