My Favorite Child Stars Of All Time

Before you chime in with "But you forgot...":

No, I didn't.

These are my personal favorites.

Feel free to tell me yours.

"The Goodbye Girl" said "Hello, girl" to funny and likable Quinn Cummings.
"The Goodbye Girl" said "Hello, girl" to funny and likable Quinn Cummings.
I worship at Shirley's Temple. She was the all-time best child star, with humor, smarts, professionalism, curls, and dimples.
I worship at Shirley's Temple. She was the all-time best child star, with humor, smarts, professionalism, curls, and dimples.
Baby Peggy was a sassy silent star with a wicked wit far beyond her years.
Baby Peggy was a sassy silent star with a wicked wit far beyond her years.
Pre-"Blossom," Mayim Bialik (left) was a divine Bette Midler mini-me in "Beaches."
Pre-"Blossom," Mayim Bialik (left) was a divine Bette Midler mini-me in "Beaches."
Billy Mumy was great on "Lost in Space" and priceless in two Twilight Zones--one where he talks to his dead grandmother on the phone and another where he's a pint-sized tyrant who terrorizes the grownups.
Billy Mumy was great on "Lost in Space" and priceless in two Twilight Zones--one where he talks to his dead grandmother on the phone and another where he's a pint-sized tyrant who terrorizes the grownups.
Rupert Grint is the real star of "Harry Potter."
Rupert Grint is the real star of "Harry Potter."
Haley Joel Osment: "I see precocious people!"
Haley Joel Osment: "I see precocious people!"
Bonita Granvile was sort of the original Patty McCormack, with a hint of Macaulay Culkin.
Bonita Granvile was sort of the original Patty McCormack, with a hint of Macaulay Culkin.
Jackie "Butch" Jenkins. I just love this kid!
Jackie "Butch" Jenkins. I just love this kid!
Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin was the original honey boo boo child.
Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin was the original honey boo boo child.
Hayley Mills was doubly delightful in the original Parent Trap.
Hayley Mills was doubly delightful in the original Parent Trap.
So was Lindsay Lohan in the remake. Remember when two Lindsays were even better than one?
So was Lindsay Lohan in the remake. Remember when two Lindsays were even better than one?
Natalie Wood's charm was a miracle on ANY street.
Natalie Wood's charm was a miracle on ANY street.
Smiling baby monkeys in homeless chic. The Olsens are weird but riveting.
Smiling baby monkeys in homeless chic. The Olsens are weird but riveting.
And look how he grew up.
And look how he grew up.

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