Category Archives: Child Stars

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 30 films and shorts (including a few of the Our Gang shorts) but is probably best known for his roles as young Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and … 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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Mini Tribute: Child Actor Jackie Cooper

Born September 15, 1922, Child Actor Jackie Cooper! Jackie Cooper was the First Child Actor ever to receive an Oscar Nomination (Best Actor Nominee for Skippy in 1931). He remained the youngest Oscar Nominee (at age 9) in any category … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Actress Kym Karath

  Born August 4, 1958, Child Actress Kym Karath! Kym Karath is probably best known for her role as the youngest Von Trapp, Gretl, in The Sound of Music… Why am I always last? -Kym Karath as Gretl in The … Continue reading

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