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20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids 

Sarah Blumert
Updated August 28, 2019 11.2k votes 1.3k voters 64.2k views 20 items

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Stars from Hollywood's Golden Age have been immortalized as figures of a bygone era. Any mention of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, or Audrey Hepburn will conjure images of Old Hollywood glitz and glamour, complete with sparkling gowns, dashing suits, and glittering jewels reserved only for Tinseltown's best and brightest. But these iconic stars were not always the epitome of sophistication and status. Each had to endure the changes and struggles of childhood before they could become the inimitable figures we now recognize. 

These photos of Old Hollywood stars as children reveal their sometimes humble beginnings and the start of their unforgettable legacies. Vote on the best childhood photos of these stars from a bygone age. 

Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids
Photo: George Rinhart/Corbis Historical/Getty Images

Age: Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States of America

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids
Photo: Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Age: Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids
Photo: Bettmann/Bettmann/Getty Images

Age: 72

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids
Photo: Archive Photos/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

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