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« on: May 02, 2009, 09:07:45 PM »

It's easy to think of examples of kid characters that you wanted to strangle. It's a continuing mystery to me why 99% of the time Hollywood casts kids, or writes kid parts, that are so unlikable. In the "characters you wished would die" thread I mentioned Tina Majorino, who was cast as the cute little girl in several films, including "Waterworld", "Corrina, Corrina", and the "Free Willie" ripoff "Andre".

Anyway, every once in awhile there's a kid who actually is cute, who just makes me glad to see on screen. Rare, but it happens. I'm wondering if anybody else has any examples of a kid they actually liked.

Off the top of my head, my short list is:
1. Ricky Schroder in THE CHAMP
2. A young Fred Savage (later on "The Wonder Years") in PRINCESS BRIDE
3. On TV, Tempestt Bledsoe on THE COSBY SHOW.
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 09:59:17 PM »

Shirley Temple of course, Heather O'Rourke was an adorable kid also. Terrible what happened to her.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 11:08:10 PM »

Fairuza Balk in Return to Oz
Jennifer Connoly in Labyrinth (not really a little kid, but still...)
Jodelle Ferland in Tideland
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 04:36:16 AM »

River Phoenix in Stand By Me/Explorers
Alyssa Milano in Commando
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 04:59:13 AM »

the Our Gang kids (aka the Little Rascals) were all cute kids. Too bad many of them died tragic deaths.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 06:54:34 AM »

Heather O'Rourke would be my choice as well.  Perhaps the only talented child actor I've ever seen.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 06:58:09 AM »

I'll nominate The Olson Twins when they were on Full House.   However then the annoying straight to DVD titles came along with the disturbing countdowns to their 18th birthday.  Its all a bit freaky for me. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 09:06:00 AM »

TATUM O'NEAL, especially in PAPER MOON.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 11:03:18 AM »

Jodelle Ferland in Tideland

Jodelle was my first thought as well... she was also in SILENT HILL.  Excellent child actor and cute as the proverbial button.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 03:59:34 PM »

That little girl was Mrs. Doubtfire was cute and she was a pretty good actress.  I think this is the most recent picture of her.  She still looks pretty good after all these years.

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 05:38:32 PM »

Pam Ferdin!

 

Before she was terrorized by Cameron Mitchell in The TOOLBOX MURDERS,Ms.Ferdin appeared in many TV shows and movies,including DAUGHTER of the MIND, the MESPHISTO WALTZ,the Clint Eastwood film the BEGUILED,the LAND of the LOST...and the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in the Peanuts cartoons! Fans of the old STAR TREK will remember her as the little girl trying to save Kirk from Micheal J. Pollard and some killer kids in the episode 'And a Child Shall Lead Them'.
Here she is in an early Barbie commercial....


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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 05:54:36 PM »

Ferdin was easily one of the most recognizable faces from the 60s and 70s. She was also the host of the birthday party where Jan showed up in her afro wig as the "New Jan Brady"!
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 06:00:09 PM »

Ferdin was easily one of the most recognizable faces from the 60s and 70s. She was also the host of the birthday party where Jan showed up in her afro wig as the "New Jan Brady"!


 Smile  Jan pulls a "CARRIE"....

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 06:27:05 AM »

Last time  I saw Pam Ferdin was on "Penn and Teller's Bullsh*t", and she was a crazed member of PETA. Like, frothing at the mouth kind. Strangely enough, I think she was wearing a leather belt...

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 07:05:42 AM »

Well, as so often happens, I got a new movie for my queue out of you guys. Never heard of TIDELAND or Jodelle Ferland.
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