Category Archives: Child Stars

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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Mini Tribute: Child Star Jane Withers

Born April 12, 1926 Child Star Jane Withers! Happy Birthday Jane Withers — who turns 87 years old today!  Withers ‘big break’ came at age 8 when she won her first credited film role –as the brat who ‘terrorizes’ Shirley … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Contest: GUESS the MAGNET!

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Continues! Entry Task for today…  GUESS THE MAGNET! In order to win today’s SURPRISE Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to correctly TWEET the NAME of the SURPRISE MAGNET (FILM)! (US and Canada entries only … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Star Jackie Coogan

Born October 26, 1914 Child Actor, Jackie Coogan! Couldn’t resist this one! Jackie Coogan — ADORABLE as a kid and kinda ‘cute’ as Uncle Fester too!!! Coogan appeared in over 140 film and TV roles — most famously as The … Continue reading

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