January 6, 2012   15 notes

Child Actors: Where are They Now?

Robert J. Anderson
You may recognize Robert from such films as It’s a Wonderful Life, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Tender Comrade, lighting up the screen as a promising young child actor. He was a shining star.

Where is he now?
Dead. 

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Buddy Swan
Buddy got his big break playing the adorable Buddy Henshaw in Haunted House, but it wasn’t until the next year when he made history playing a young Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane.

Where is he now?
Dead.

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Diana Serra Cary
Known as Baby Peggy during her heyday in the silent film era, Diana was a legend in her time. She captured the hearts of moviegoers everywhere with her natural charisma and glowing smile, especially in her unforgettable role in Fool’s Paradise.

Where is she now?
Probably a nursing home. 

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Jackie Coogan
Oliver Twist, The Kid, and Johnny Get Your Hair Cut would have been nothing without the endearing talent of Jackie Coogan. Jackie grew up into a formidable actor, playing the dynamo character Uncle Fester in the 1960s sitcom Adams Family.

Where is he now?
Super dead.

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