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30 Child Actors Who Died Young

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    Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered at the age of five by director Steven Spielberg while eating lunch with her mother at the MGM commissary. Spielberg cast her as Carol Anne Freeling in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. She would go on to reprise the role in the second ... more on Wikipedia
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    Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor and musician. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes. However his career faded rapidly due to alcoholism and substance ... more on Wikipedia
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    River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age film ... more on Wikipedia
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    Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a ... more on Wikipedia
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    Jonathan Gregory Brandis was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles. At the age of 17, he landed the role of Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy on the NBC series seaQuest ... more on Wikipedia
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    Dana Hill was an American actress and voice actress with a raspy voice whose childlike appearance limited her to playing young adolescent roles into her thirties. Hill is best known for having played Audrey Griswald in National Lampoon’s European Vacation, and roles in Shoot the Moon and Cross Creek. more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the 1980s as "one of television's most promising stars". After a successful childhood acting career, Coleman ... more on Wikipedia
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    Dana Michelle Plato was an American actress notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the cast of Diff'rent Strokes, Plato attempted to establish herself as a working actress, with mixed success: she worked ... more on Wikipedia
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    Lee Thompson Young was an American actor. He was known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights. His last starring role was as Boston police detective Barry Frost on the TNT police ... more on Wikipedia
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    Carl Dean Switzer was an American actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide. Switzer began his career as a child actor in the mid-1930s appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters. After leaving the series in 1940, ... more on Wikipedia
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    Mary Anissa Jones was an American child actress known for her role as Buffy on the CBS sitcom Family Affair. She died from combined drug intoxication at the age of 18. more on Wikipedia
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    Bridgette Andersen was an American child actress best known for her part in the title role of the 1982 comedy Savannah Smiles. more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Cletus Driscoll — known as Bobby Driscoll — was an American child actor known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960. He starred in some of The Walt Disney Company's most popular live-action pictures of that period, such as Song of the South, So Dear to My Heart, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    Ashley Rogers, known professionally as Ashleigh Aston Moore, was a Canadian child actress, who played Chrissy in the 1995 film Now and Then. more on Wikipedia
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    Judith Eva Barsi was an American child actress. She began her career in television, making appearances in commercials and television shows, and later appeared in the films Jaws: The Revenge, The Land Before Time, and All Dogs Go to Heaven, supplying the voice for animated characters in the latter two. more on Wikipedia
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    Joshua Ryan "Josh" Evans was an American actor who became known for his role of Timmy in the soap opera Passions. Though he was 17 years old when Passions debuted, Evans had the appearance and voice of a small child due to achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. He was 3 feet 2 inches tall. more on Wikipedia
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    Christopher Lee Pettiet was an American television and film actor best known for his role as Jesse James in the Western TV series The Young Riders and as Zach Crandell in the cult comedy film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Arthur "Rob" Knox was an English actor who portrayed the character of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and had signed to appear in the planned film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Having studied at Beths Grammar School, Bexley, Knox began acting aged 11, ... more on Wikipedia
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    Michelle Thomas was an American actress and comedian. She played Justine Phillips in The Cosby Show and Myra Monkhouse in Family Matters. more on Wikipedia
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    Russell Craig "Rusty" Hamer was an American actor best known for his role as Rusty Williams in the popular ABC/CBS situation comedy The Danny Thomas Show. more on Wikipedia
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