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21st Apr '18 4:45:58 AM jormis29
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* Robert Blake starred in ''Film/OurGang'' comedies (originally under his given name Mickey Gubitosi), then later starred in ''In Cold Blood'' and had the title role on the TV series ''Baretta'', and years later was acquitted of his wife's murder, but lost a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed by his children.

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* Robert Blake starred in ''Film/OurGang'' comedies (originally under his given name Mickey Gubitosi), then later starred in ''In Cold Blood'' ''Film/InColdBlood'' and had the title role on the TV series ''Baretta'', ''Series/{{Baretta}}'', and years later was acquitted of his wife's murder, but lost a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed by his children.
13th Apr '18 11:42:34 AM Sharpe-Fan2
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* Roddy [=McDowall=] started as a child actor, but also had a long career as a character actor, most famously as the regular player in the ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}'' series and was a successful photographer too.

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* Roddy [=McDowall=] Creator/RoddyMcDowall started as a child actor, but also had a long career as a character actor, most famously as the regular player in the ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}'' series and was a successful photographer too.
4th Apr '18 8:06:51 AM broncos187
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* Marcus Little of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' was formerly the OneHitWonder kid rapper Lil' Little.

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* Marcus Little of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' was formerly the OneHitWonder kid rapper Lil' Little. His record label dropped him once he hit puberty but he later makes a CareerResurrection by creating a "hip-hopera" that gets a Broadway deal.
4th Apr '18 8:01:24 AM broncos187
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* Tommy Kirk was best known for playing Travis Coates in ''Film/OldYeller'', Joe Hardy in ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' television serial, and Wilby in ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', among other appearances for Disney (including the original version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') in the late 50s/early 60s, but was fired by Creator/WaltDisney himself in 1963, after he was caught in a relationship with a 15-year-old boy. As his career spiraled down, he turned to marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse, almost dying of an overdose at one point. He claims to being so high on a regular basis, he remembers very little about his later films. He lost out on a role in the Creator/JohnWayne film ''The Sons of Katie Elder'' after being arrested for marijuana possession, and he eventually went broke after spending his money on drugs. He career continued to dry up so badly, he took a couple non-union jobs in the early-70s, almost losing his SAG card. He then finally gave up acting and sobered up, while officially coming out as gay. He was later inducted as a "Disney Legend" in 2006 (along with other original Mouseketeers), continues to make occasional appearances at fan conventions, and largely takes the blame for his own career downfall.

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* Tommy Kirk was best known for playing Travis Coates in ''Film/OldYeller'', Joe Hardy in ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' television serial, and Wilby in ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', among other appearances for Disney (including the original version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') in the late 50s/early 60s, but was fired by Creator/WaltDisney himself in 1963, after he was caught in a relationship with a 15-year-old boy.boy (Kirk was 22 at the time). As his career spiraled down, he turned to marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse, almost dying of an overdose at one point. He claims to being so high on a regular basis, he remembers very little about his later films. He lost out on a role in the Creator/JohnWayne film ''The Sons of Katie Elder'' after being arrested for marijuana possession, and he eventually went broke after spending his money on drugs. He career continued to dry up so badly, he took a couple non-union jobs in the early-70s, almost losing his SAG card. He then finally gave up acting and sobered up, while officially coming out as gay. He was later inducted as a "Disney Legend" in 2006 (along with other original Mouseketeers), continues to make occasional appearances at fan conventions, and largely takes the blame for his own career downfall.
29th Mar '18 11:49:38 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* Tommy Kirk was best known for playing Travis Coates in ''Film/OldYeller'', Joe Hardy in ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' television serial, and Wilby in ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', among other appearances for Disney (including the original version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') in the late 50s/early 60s, but was fired by Creator/WaltDisney himself in 1963, after he was caught in a relationship with another boy. As his career spiraled down, he turned to marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse, almost dying of an overdose at one point. He claims to being so high on a regular basis, he remembers very little about his later films. He lost out on a role in the Creator/JohnWayne film ''The Sons of Katie'' after being arrested for marijuana possession, and he eventually went broke after spending his money on drugs. He career continued to dry up so badly, he took a couple non-union jobs in the early-70s, almost losing his SAG card. He then finally gave up acting and sobered up, while officially coming out as gay. He was later inducted as a "Disney Legend" in 2006 (along with other original Mouseketeers), continues to make occasional appearances at fan conventions, and largely takes the blame for his own career downfall.

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* Tommy Kirk was best known for playing Travis Coates in ''Film/OldYeller'', Joe Hardy in ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' television serial, and Wilby in ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', among other appearances for Disney (including the original version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') in the late 50s/early 60s, but was fired by Creator/WaltDisney himself in 1963, after he was caught in a relationship with another a 15-year-old boy. As his career spiraled down, he turned to marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse, almost dying of an overdose at one point. He claims to being so high on a regular basis, he remembers very little about his later films. He lost out on a role in the Creator/JohnWayne film ''The Sons of Katie'' Katie Elder'' after being arrested for marijuana possession, and he eventually went broke after spending his money on drugs. He career continued to dry up so badly, he took a couple non-union jobs in the early-70s, almost losing his SAG card. He then finally gave up acting and sobered up, while officially coming out as gay. He was later inducted as a "Disney Legend" in 2006 (along with other original Mouseketeers), continues to make occasional appearances at fan conventions, and largely takes the blame for his own career downfall.
29th Mar '18 10:57:27 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* Tommy Kirk was best known for playing Travis Coates in ''Film/OldYeller'', Joe Hardy in ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' television serial, and Wilby in ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', among other appearances for Disney (including the original version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') in the late 50s/early 60s, but was fired by Creator/WaltDisney himself in 1963, after he was caught in a relationship with another boy. As his career spiraled down, he turned to marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse, almost dying of an overdose at one point. He claims to being so high on a regular basis, he remembers very little about his later films. He lost out on a role in the Creator/JohnWayne film ''The Sons of Katie'' after being arrested for marijuana possession, and he eventually went broke after spending his money on drugs. He career continued to dry up so badly, he took a couple non-union jobs in the early-70s, almost losing his SAG card. He then finally gave up acting and sobered up, while officially coming out as gay. He was later inducted as a "Disney Legend" in 2006 (along with other original Mouseketeers), continues to make occasional appearances at fan conventions, and largely takes the blame for his own career downfall.
9th Mar '18 8:31:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Music/{{Shakira}}'' started her career very young, released two albums (now OldShame and CanonDiscontinuity) and did several apparitions in TV and concerts. However her mother never let her expand her career until she was 18, so she rarely performed outside Colombia and avoided events or appointments that could interfere with school. When she became an adult, the little exposure she had as a child let her become an international star as many people outside Colombia didn't even know about her and saw her as a new artist. While she definitely sexyfied her appearance, she did it after turning huge, and with much more modesty than other female pop artists of her generation.

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* ''Music/{{Shakira}}'' Music/{{Shakira}} started her career very young, released two albums (now OldShame and CanonDiscontinuity) and did several apparitions in TV and concerts. However her mother never let her expand her career until she was 18, so she rarely performed outside Colombia and avoided events or appointments that could interfere with school. When she became an adult, the little exposure she had as a child let her become an international star as many people outside Colombia didn't even know about her and saw her as a new artist. While she definitely sexyfied her appearance, she did it after turning huge, and with much more modesty than other female pop artists of her generation.
9th Mar '18 8:29:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Thomas Sangster, from such films as ''Film/LoveActually'' and ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', has had success beyond his cute little boy image, in hit shows like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and films as diverse as ''Hitler: The Rise of Evil'' and ''Film/TristanAndIsolde''. Sangster also played young Music/PaulMcCartney in ''Film/NowhereBoy''.

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* Thomas Sangster, from such films as ''Film/LoveActually'' and ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', has had success beyond his cute little boy image, in hit shows like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and films as diverse as ''Hitler: The Rise of Evil'' ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil'' and ''Film/TristanAndIsolde''. Sangster also played young Music/PaulMcCartney in ''Film/NowhereBoy''.
3rd Mar '18 10:55:57 AM broncos187
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* Dylan and Cole Sprouse had very successful child acting careers that included roles ''Film/BigDaddy'', ''Series/GraceUnderFire'' and ''Series/{{Friends}}'' that were capped off with a six year run on Creator/DisneyChannel with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and its spin-off ''Suite Life on Deck''. After ''On Deck'' finished, the two took a break from acting to attend New York University. After graduation, Cole returned to Hollywood and landed the role of Jughead on ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. Meanwhile, Dylan is still in retirement while he runs [[http://www.allwisemeadery.com/about his own meadery]].

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* Dylan and Cole Sprouse had very successful child acting careers that included roles ''Film/BigDaddy'', ''Series/GraceUnderFire'' and ''Series/{{Friends}}'' that were capped off with a six year run on Creator/DisneyChannel with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and its spin-off ''Suite Life on Deck''. After ''On Deck'' finished, the two took a break from acting to attend New York University. After graduation, Once they graduated, Cole returned to Hollywood and landed the role of Jughead on the hit series ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. Meanwhile, Dylan is still in retirement while he runs [[http://www.allwisemeadery.com/about his own meadery]].
24th Feb '18 2:55:51 AM jormis29
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* Baby Rose, from the original version of ''Babes in Arms'', moved to New York after she got older and "became passé". Now a gorgeous teenager, she's followed everywhere by a barbershop quartet who sing backup for her, but she has so little money left from her Hollywood days that, when the rest of the cast gets sent to a work farm, she and the quartet get sent there, too.

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* Baby Rose, from the original version of ''Babes in Arms'', ''Theatre/BabesInArms'', moved to New York after she got older and "became passé". Now a gorgeous teenager, she's followed everywhere by a barbershop quartet who sing backup for her, but she has so little money left from her Hollywood days that, when the rest of the cast gets sent to a work farm, she and the quartet get sent there, too.
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