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20 Photos Of Old Hollywood Stars As Kids

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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 Age 2, 1913
    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 Age 2, 1901
    Photo: Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive / Getty Images
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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  • Elizabeth Taylor Age 7, 1939
    Photo: Archive Photos/Archive Photos / Getty Images
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
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  • Fred Astaire Age 9, 1908
    Photo: Museum of the City of New York/Archive Images / Getty Images
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1899-1987)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
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