Category Archives: Child Stars

Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Two: High Barbaree

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The Yearling Talks about his 2nd Film, High Barbaree CMH is thrilled to present our 2nd exclusive video interview with Claude Jarman Jr. You will probably remember Claude as ‘Jody Baxter’ in his feature … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part One: The Yearling and Clarence Brown

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The Yearling Talks about The Yearling, Director Clarence Brown and More CMH is thrilled to say that we’re kicking off a series of exclusive video interviews and articles with Claude Jarman Jr. today. Claude … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Ted Donaldson: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Once Upon a Time and more

Exclusive Interview with Ted Donaldson about his career, special memories of Cary Grant, Harry Cohn, Elia Kazan and more… I’m so excited to say that I was able to sit down with Ted Donaldson for an exclusive video interview! I … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Star Bobby Driscoll

Born March 3, 1937, Child Actor Bobby Driscoll! In his 22-year career (1943-1965), Bobby Driscoll appeared in over 50 films and television shows, but is probably best known for his Disney roles as Johnny in Song of the South (1946), Jim Hawkins … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert

Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert share a birthday and a film: Both Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert appeared in Houseboat — and both were born today December 23 (23 years apart!). Charles Herbert (child in the middle with the blonde … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Actor Ted Donaldson

  Born August 20, 1933, Child Actor Ted Donaldson! Child actor Ted Donaldson made his screen debut in 1944, at age 11, opposite Cary Grant in the wonderful fantasy film, Once Upon a Time, about a boy, his dancing caterpillar … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Paul Petersen

Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Jackie Cooper

  Born September 15, 1922 Child Star Jackie Cooper! Jackie Cooper started out as a child star in silent shorts back in 1929, transitioning nicely into ‘sound’ films, and later into ‘adult’ roles and TV producing/directing. Jackie Cooper, young and … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Ruby Keeler, Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira

Ruby Keeler and Nephews Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira Actress/singer/dancer Ruby Keeler was most famously paired with Dick Powell in the iconic Warner Brothers’ Busby Berkeley musicals — including 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade and Dames. Keeler also happens to be the aunt of … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Actor Rex Downing

Born April 21, 1925 Child Actor Rex Downing! Rex Downing appeared in over 25 films but is probably best known for his roles as the young Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and the young Juan in Blood and Sand. Rex Downing … Continue reading

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