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Child Stars: Their Story (2000)

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How young celebrities deal with fame, pressure, and wealth, including interview with Fred Savage, Patty Duke, Jerry Mathers, Danny Bonaduce and Todd Brides.


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Credited cast:
Hayley Mills ... Narrator
Baby Peggy ... Herself (as Diana Serra Cary)
Jeannie Russell ... Herself
Angela Cartwright ... Herself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alison Arngrim ... Herself
Danny Bonaduce ... Himself
Todd Bridges ... Himself
Jackie Cooper ... Himself
Johnny Crawford ... Himself
Tony Dow ... Himself
Patty Duke ... Herself
David Faustino ... Himself
Kim Fields ... Herself
Melissa Gilbert ... Herself


How young celebrities deal with fame, pressure, and wealth, including interview with Fred Savage, Patty Duke, Jerry Mathers, Danny Bonaduce and Todd Brides.

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Tony Dow: Having to deal with fame at an early age. having to deal with making a lot of money, having to deal with being treated in unreal way, an over-positive way, not a real way. We've all had to deal with it, so at the core, it's all the same and now you get to see how it morphed itself; it's fascinating.
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Dedicated to the memory of those child actors who are no longer with us. See more »


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7 January 2006 | by TrampyreSee all my reviews

While I'll agree I would have liked more of Margaret O'Brien's opinions, I still really enjoyed this special- although it's half a decade old now, it's still great to see the adult faces of so many child actors who gave me such pleasure when I was a kid. I've attended "Conventions" where many of these performers hawk autographs(to meet the fans or to make money, I'm not sure), but for the many I've met who've had major personal problems growing up, they were all friendly and approachable in person(at the one I attended, Ms. O'Brien was among the stars!) With the "older" generation dying out, I would love to hear more from them, and their reflections on their cohorts who are no long with us, like Judy Garland, Jackie Coogan, Jackie Cooper, etc). Mickey Rooney should be hailed as a national legend- when will someone do a great interview with him? All in all, this was a very enjoyable nostalgic trip for me!

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