Child Stars Who Made It Good

Introduction:There was a tragic story about Bobby Driscoll who appeared in a movie called the "Window" where his character witnesses a murder. This boy had the greatest of potential. Even though his teen years found him a little awkward in movies, he received very good reviews in a Teen movie called something like "Party Crashers". He fell on hard times, resorted to Heroine and was found dead in a structure similar to the one he in appeared in, in the movie "The Window". This was during the 60's. It breaks the heart to see money get in the way of what these talented youth deserve. I would rather die broke than abuse my child for the money he or she makes for their talent. If you're a good parent, you wouldn't have to resort to that anyway. So just to name the people that I think have or had good guidance and parents who want the best for them, will I present this list........

  • 01

    Elizabeth Taylor

    You have to just give one of our most beloved Star credit for lasting as long as she did in the business. She did start out as a child, bless her heart. Everyone knows National Velvet. Ms. Taylor had a good relationship with her mother and I believe good guidance was part of her success. We just wish, even though she is gone now, that every child star has parents that want their child's happiness and not their money.

  • 02

    Natalie Wood

    Miracle on 34th Street had the adorable and pretty Natalie tugging on Chris Krinkle's beard. She grew nicely into her role in "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Love With The Proper Stranger" amongst other nice films. Though she experienced a very untimely and troubling accidental death, she was a perfect transformation from child to adult Actress.

  • 03

    Jodie Foster

    Does anyone remember her in "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" with Martin Sheen? Superb acting for such a small girl. But we all know her in "The Taxi Driver". To see her in "The Silence of the Lambs" showed a maturity and keen acting ability that to me is unrivaled.

    People have been whispering about her personal preferences for years. I think she is a very wise woman. If she decides to keep her life private is definitely all her business. She doesn't have to answer to anyone. But her career, in my opinion, has been sterling.

  • 04

    Kim Fields

    If anyone remembers Kim Fields as Tootie on "The Facts of Life" then you'll remember her little line "We are in trou-ble". Kim's mother Chip Fields and her sister also sought the small screen pretty successfully. They were all good but Kim went onto appear on "Living Single" a sort of African-American upward-bound female sitcom with plots similar to that of the Golden Girls. It was an entertaining show. Someone has nourished Kim to be as successful as she is. She finished Pepperdine University and is now a Director for the small screen. She is currently working on some of Tyler Perry's plays which shows that she took her childhood stardom and experience to the next, wonderful level.

  • 05

    Kyle Massey

    He's a Disney kid and came in second on last Season's Dancing with the Stars. Though he is still young (maybe 20), he certainly started young. My first experience with him was as a child on "That's So Raven" that comes on Saturday mornings. Kyle has a strong sense of family, wonderful parents and an older brother. Something so nice about this young man, I just know that if he so decides to make Acting/Entertaining his career, he can't miss. He is sooooo entertaining as he well displayed on DWTS last season. Peace.




Final Thoughts

Raven Simon, Miley Cirrus, Tichina Arnold (Of Martin fame started as a child star on Ryan's Hope) and many others have succeeded wonderfully, staring out at such an early age. I hope that momentum continues........




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