Child stars of the 1950s-1970s: what happened to them?

19 Apr 2023

Cassidy David

David Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy's half-brother, was an American actor, singer, and guitarist. You undoubtedly recall him as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Patridge in the musical sitcom The Patridge Family from the 1970s, which was portrayed by his real-life stepmother Shirley Jones.

It turns out that Cassidy's performance in this part was what really made her a teen idol and a successful pop singer. Although Cassidy continued to be well-known after the series ended, he tragically passed away at the age of 67 in 2017 from liver disease.

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Willie Aames

Willie Aames started performing as a child and has become pretty well-known over the years. Aames, an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, is arguably best known for his roles as Tommy Bradford on the TV show Eight Is Enough from the 1970s, Buddy Lembeck on the sitcom Charles in Charge from the 1980s, and the titular role in the direct-to-video series Bibleman.

At the age of 63, Aames has maintained a hectic schedule by spending time with his family and occasionally making appearances in Hallmark TV movies like Love on the Menu.

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North Jay

Dennis the Menace was a live-action troublemaker in the 1960s children's program of the same name before the scary cartoon character became well-known to the younger generation. Before landing the starring position in the CBS sitcom, he was an active member of the industry.

After taking on a few additional roles after the curtain fell on the show, Jay, like many other young actors, decided to leave the business. He is a correctional officer for Florida's juvenile justice system and is 71 years old.

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Crawford Johnny

Although Johnny Crawford is most known for playing Lucas McCain's son in the Western classic The Rifleman, he was also a part of the founding cast of the Mouseketeers in 1955. He received an Emmy nomination for his outstanding work in The Rifleman.

Johnny continued to appear in guest parts on television after the 1963 finale of the show. In the early 1990s, he switched from an acting to a dancing career. But on April 29, 2021, the former celebrity died.

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Howard Ron

Ron Howard, one of the most well-known child stars in the world, has had a great career throughout. He played Opie Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show, which was his first significant job, then Happy Days elevated his image further.

He has earned a reputation as a fantastic filmmaker. He is a Hollywood icon thanks to his work on movies like A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, and many others.

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Tony Dow

If there aren't any arguments between siblings on a family program, what is it? Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow's Wally Cleaver played the stereotypical older brother roles in Leave it to Beaver. Tony had offers to play in other programs like Mr. Novak and Never Too Young.

He began acting in the early 1970s after a brief stint in the National Guard, but soon developed an interest in filming, building, and journalism. But on July 27, 2022, the former celebrity died.

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Mary Badham

To Kill a Mockingbird was undoubtedly one of the rare film adaptations that moved from the pages of the books to the screen with such ease. Gregory Peck and 10-year-old Mary Badham co-starred as Jean Louise Finch. She was nominated for an Oscar for her outstanding performance.

She preferred to focus on other objectives despite the stardom that was coming her way. According to the most recent sources, she coordinated college tests and restored works of art. Mary currently has a happy marriage and two kids.

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Danielle Spencer

On the ABC sitcom What's Happening!, Danielle Spencer played Dee Thomas starting at the age of 13. She kept playing the part up until 1979, when the show was cancelled. After that, she pursued her studies to become a veterinarian in order to honor the wishes of her late stepfather, who unfortunately perished in a vehicle accident.

Danielle has mostly given up appearing on the big screen, while occasionally donning her acting cap. She has successfully beaten breast cancer and manages a veterinary clinic in California.

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Jimmie Walker

J.J. was honored for his portrayal of the Evan family's oldest son. Jimmie Walker won two Golden Globes for his role as Evans in the CBS comedy Good Times. He created the still-remembered catchphrase, "Dy-n-omite! ”

Later, he began dabbling in radio, hosting programs on WOAI, KKAP, WHIO, and WLS. The Brooklyn-born actor published an autobiography in 2012 that discussed his time there as a tribute to his catchphrase and the program that first made him famous. He keeps up his stand-up comedy routine to this day.

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Bonaduce Danny

The Partridge Family, a mainstay of 1970s television, featured teen idol David Cassidy, but Danny Bonaduce received praise for his humorous Danny Partridge. Danny experimented with practically every facet of the entertainment business over the course of his career.

He had a VH1 reality program, a self-released album, a career as a professional wrestler, and success as a radio host. He is also an ordained minister on top of all that. He made an appearance on the 2017 season premiere of Battle of the Network Stars on ABC.

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Eve Plumb

Eve Plumb, another renowned child actor from The Brady Bunch, made ripples in the media for her portrayal of Jan Brady, the middle sister. The phrase, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! ", was created by the 11-year-old. " Iconic She portrayed a considerably more adult character in the 1976 NBC TV film Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway.

She starred in various TV episodes as a guest star in the 1980s and 1990s, including the Brady Bunch spin-offs. The actor was also a talented painter.

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Copage Marc

Marc Copage, at 5 years old, played Corey, the character's son, in the groundbreaking 1968 sitcom Julia. Diahann Carroll played the role. The actress gushed about her TV son and said how adorable he was. 2014 saw Marc go back to school and pick up jazz improvisation.

He finally had to take up something less demanding because there wasn't much work. He currently works as a singer and dancer in Los Angeles. His Facebook page also describes him as a “social dancing instructor.”

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Butch Patrick

At the age of seven, Butch began his acting career. He is arguably most known for playing Eddie Munster, a young werewolf on the CBS television series The Munsters from the 1960s. This cult classic was later turned into a motion picture.

He had an excellent performance, and he was undoubtedly a rising star. But he gave up performing in 1975 to work for his father. He dabbled in music and even followed that up with the release of a single. He battled prostate cancer and won the battle.

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O'Neal Tatum

Tatum, the daughter of Joanna Moore and Ryan O'Neal, gained notoriety in 1973's Paper Moon, where she appeared opposite her father. With this portrayal, which was also her first film, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 10, going on to become the highest-paid child performer in history.

Tatum and her father had a tumultuous relationship. She battled substance abuse as a child. Even though she isn't as well-known as she was in 1973, she occasionally appears on television.

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Cassidy Shaun

You may know Shaun Cassidy as one of the stars of The Hardy Boys Mysteries, an American television series that he also writes, produces, and acts in. In addition, he played a significant role in the film Breaking Away and appeared briefly on the daytime drama General Hospital.

Cassidy mostly performed on stage during the 1980s and 1990s, appearing on Broadway and in London's West End. Since the middle of the 1990s, Cassidy has written and produced a variety of television shows, including American Gothic, Roar, and Invasion.

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Garrett Leif

Leif Garrett began his entertainment career at a young age of five, which is not surprising given that he was born and reared in sunny California. Garrett performed in a number of acting roles, including one in which he co-starred with his sister in the horror movie Devil Times Five.

However, the breakout part of Jimmy Henderson in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is one of the star's more illustrious performances. Garrett, though, rose to fame as a singer in the 1970s, but he later moved back to acting. Although he currently seems to be on a better path, Garrett has had a few run-ins with the law since that time.

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Jodie Foster

Let's face it, everyone is familiar with Jodie Foster, therefore it doesn't matter who you are or your age. The critically acclaimed actress, who is now 60 years old, started working as a child model when she was just three years old! Foster made her acting debut on the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. by the time she was six years old.

After that, Foster kept getting offers to perform, but she occasionally had trouble adjusting to adult parts. But judging by appearances, she found her niche and has since continued to star in and direct movies!

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Jon Provost

The rough collie Lassie was undoubtedly the star of the show's eponymous TV series, which aired for over two decades, but Jon Provost's Timmy Martin was also a popular character. Soon, he became bored with Hollywood and began to consider a career in real estate.

He occasionally still appears in guest parts, although for the most part he avoids the spotlight. In 2007, he published his autobiography under the title Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story.

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Phillips Mackenzie

Given that her father was the lead singer of The Mamas & the Papas, Mackenzie Phillips was born into stardom. She managed to emerge from his shadow and establish herself as a successful actress in her own right. She not only starred in American Graffiti but also in the sitcom One Day at a Time, where she played the rebellious yet loving girl Julie Mora Cooper Horvath.

Since she was a child celebrity, Phillips' private life has generated a lot of debate. Although she just made an appearance as Pam Valentine in the revival of One Day at a Time, she now looks to be doing better than ever.

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Kathy Coleman

Although Kathy Coleman may no longer be a household name, there was a time when she was. Coleman, a former child actor, is well-known for his role as Holly Marshall in the children's television program Land of the Lost.

Coleman, who is now 61, hasn't played a major role in a while, but she did provide commentary and interviews for all three seasons of the Land of the Lost DVDs, which are no longer being produced. Coleman's autobiography, "Lost Girl: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Kathleen," was released in April of 2015.

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Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter, an American actor and musician, is best known for playing Michael Evans on the CBS comedy Good Times, the youngest child of Florida and James Evans, Sr.

Although you might not be aware of it, Carter actually had his Broadway debut at the tender age of nine when he starred in The Me Nobody Knows. Carter is currently employed for a company that recognizes Black Theater in New York City and has formally retired from the public eye.

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Erin Murphy 

On the popular 1960s comedy Bewitched, Tabitha Stephens was played by this blue-eyed cutie. During the course of the show, she appeared in more than 100 television ads, but she stopped performing when it finished in 1972.

She worked as an acting teacher, casting director, fashion designer, makeup artist, and stunt double after earning her degree from San Diego State University. In 2010, she returned to the big screen in jobs as a TV correspondent and an infomercial host for FOX Reality Channel and E!

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Angela Cartwright

When Angela Cartwright was cast as Brigitta, one of the von Trapp children, in the 1965 version of the popular musical The Sound of Music, all eyes were on her. In addition to that significant part, she would play Penny in Lost in Space.

After getting married in 1976, Angela seized the chance to start working behind the camera and established a successful photography studio in Los Angeles. She is currently seen in the Lost in Space adaption on Netflix as Dr. Smith's mother.

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields' first commercial as a model was for Ivory Soap when she was just 11 months old. When she was 12 years old, she played the controversial child courtesan Violet as the main character in the 1978 movie Pretty Baby. She was the youngest person to ever grace the Vogue cover when she was 14 years old.

Up until she struck the mark with her sitcom Suddenly Susan, her roles had helped her become more well-known. There are a few cameos throughout her subsequent career.

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Keith Thibodeaux

I Love Lucy, a 1950s sitcom, may have been best known for its adorable glue character Little Ricky, played by Keith Thibodeaux. When he was only five years old, he began acting in the part. He then turned his attention to the musical parts.

Early in the 1970s, Keith struggled with addiction, but after rediscovering Christianity, he was able to overcome it. He presently serves as Ballet Magnificat's Executive Director. His wife Kathy started the world-renowned dance group in 1986.

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Peter Ostrum

Peter Ostrum's acting career, which began with the part of Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, was regrettably brief but enjoyable. He was presented him a three-film contract after the movie, which he declined before vanishing into the distance.

He did have the option of going back to Hollywood, but ultimately he chose to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. He now resides in a remote area of New York with his content family and works as a veterinarian at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic.

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Lisa Loring

In addition to The Munsters, The Addams Family gained popularity in the 1960s for its unsettling theme. Although a younger audience may be familiar with Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams, Lisa Loring originated the role.

Lisa had her first child at the youthful age of 16 after getting married for the first time in 1973. She performed makeup work and had supporting roles in soap operas. Since 2014, she has continued to lead a life hidden from view. But at the end of January 2023, it became known that the former actress died.

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Susan Olsen

Susan Olsen was cast as Cindy Brady, The Brady Bunch's adorable pig-tailed daughter, after a few brief television appearances. With her performance, the 7-year-old gained notoriety, and Cindy's inborn lisp came to be recognized as a defining characteristic.

Her acting career regrettably came to an end after appearing in various Brady Bunch spin-offs. Later on, she gave graphic design a shot. She lost her job as host at LA Talk Radio in 2016 as a result of inappropriate Facebook messages she sent to a guest.

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Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli, a native of Delaware, made her television debut in 1975 as Barbara Cooper Royer on the popular sitcom One Day at a Time. She gained popularity for her roles, as did fellow child performer Mackenzie Phillips. After 1984, she continued acting in a few additional television programs, including Touched by an Angel and Hot in Cleveland.

She wrote two books in which she discussed her problems with food and weight. She has been hosting Valerie's Home Cooking on Food Network since 2015.

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Melissa Gilbert

Laura Ingalls must unquestionably be the most well-known of all the wonderful characters living in charming Walnut Grove on Little House on the Prairie. Melissa appeared in 190 of the 204 episodes of the show. She continued to be involved in Hollywood after the show was cancelled.

She participated in the 2012 season of Dancing with the Stars. In 2016, Melissa entered politics and ran for the US Congress. She prevailed but was forced to withdraw because an old injury had returned.

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Kim Richards

Most of you may recognize her as Kyle's older and spacey sister from Bravo's reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But, believe it or not, Kim Richards was once much more than a television star.

She actually started out as a kid actor and became well-known for her parts in Escape to Witch Mountain and its sequel, Return From Witch Mountain, as well as Nanny and the Professor. Kim, who is now 58, now spends her time with her family and away from the media after overcoming some personal challenges.

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Erin Moran

The late Erin Moran was born and raised in California, and at the age of five, she was cast in her first acting role for a First Federal Bank television advertisement. After making several guest appearances on various TV programs, Moran scored her breakout role as Joanie Cunningham, the spunky younger sister of Richie Cunningham, on the popular comedy Happy Days.

After completing the final season of Happy Days and a spin-off series, Moran moved on to other acting roles. However, the adored actress had experienced financial difficulties prior to her dying in 2017.

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Melissa Sue Anderson

At the age of 11, Melissa was cast as Mary Ingalls in the adored and acclaimed television series Little House on the Prairie, and her career immediately took off. She was the only cast member to be nominated for an Emmy.

In 1979, she did receive an Emmy for an ABC Afterschool Special. Despite continuing to work throughout the 1980s, the actress had little success. She and her husband currently reside in Quebec, where she occasionally appears in small TV parts.

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Quinn Cummings

Quinn Cummings' portrayal of the title character, precocious Lucy, catapulted her into fame at the tender age of just ten. She starred in The Goodbye Girl in 1977, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She stopped performing in the early 1990s because she was sick of the popularity.

She established a blog called The QC Report in 2005, and since then, three autobiographies have been published. She was motivated by motherhood to develop the HipHugger infant carrying sling, which she ran as president until 2006.

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Jerry Mathers

This Sioux City resident wasn't thrilled to begin his acting career at the age of two; in fact, Jerry told the producers he didn't want to be there when he went to the audition for Beaver Cleaver. He signed up to join the American military. Before turning handling commercial loans into a career, the teen served in the Air Force.

Although he left the business in 1978, he occasionally made guest appearances. A few years ago, the actor even promoted Leave It to Beaver.

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Kristy McNichol

Kristy McNichol began her career in the TV industry in the middle of the 1970s. Her most notable performance was as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence on the television series Family. She was nominated for four Emmys, and in 1977 and 1979, she took home two of those awards.

She had a successful career in the 1980s, but the rumors of substance abuse caused her some problems in the 1990s. In 1992, Kristy, who had mental health concerns as well, quit the Empty Nest set. At the moment, she instructs acting at a private school.

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Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick portrayed Marcia Brady, the Brady Bunch's eldest daughter who had an obsession with cleanliness in the 1970s. After the show finished, she kept acting and later in 1995 she released a solo music album.

She participated in the Australian season of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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Barry Williams

Barry Williams appeared as a guest star in Here Come the Brides, The Mod Squad, and Bartleby, the Scrivener before landing the pivotal part of Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch at the age of 15. He became a teen heartthrob of the 1970s as a result of his role.

After the show was canceled, he concentrated on theater. Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg, his 1990 book, went on to become a New York Times bestseller. He now serves as the MeTV television network's spokesperson.

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Robby Benson

Try to convince us that Robby Benson wasn't the biggest teen idol of the late 1970s once you take a look at those baby blue eyes. Really, take a look at him! Benson gained notoriety after acting in several sports movies, such as One on One and Ice Castles.

However, Benson's portrayal of the Beast in the Disney animated picture Beauty and the Beast and its several sequels and spin-offs brought him genuine renown. Since then, Benson has written a biography about his trip and tried his hand at directing television, including a few Friends episodes.

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Ricky Schroder

Ricky Schroder won a coveted award for his work in the 1979 movie The Champ at the tender age of nine, whereas many performers toil away for years in their careers in the hopes of snagging the prize. In 1980, he received a Golden Globe for the part.

He continued to appear as an actor in TV shows including 24 and NYPD Blue. The actor had four children after getting married in 1992. He had an appearance in the 2016 television film Circle of Love from Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors.

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Linda Blair

Linda began her her career as a model and commercial actress before shocking the world with her portrayal of the demon-possessed toddler Regan MacNeil in one of the scariest films ever created, The Exorcist. She became well-known for her portrayal and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Due to accusations of substance misuse in the late 1970s, Linda had some issues with the law. She tried to revive her career after it, but failed. The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is the former actress's own animal rights group.

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Hayley Mills

Hayley was only 13 years old when she landed the title role in Pollyanna, a live-action Disney drama based on the same-named book. Her positive outlook helped her character quickly become a child icon, and she went on to appear in numerous other films.

Since then, the leading lady has played numerous roles—both significant and minor—in everything from plays to movies. Though she may not be well-known today, she was once a well-known figure.

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Suzanne Crough

On the '70s sitcom The Partridge Family, the cute redhead who played Tracy made everyone smile by shaking her tambourine. Despite this being only her second audition, she aced it and was an invaluable addition to the cast.

The end of the 1970s signaled the end of Suzanne's Hollywood career. However, her last role for which she received credit was in the 1980 television film Children of [Separation] She sadly passed away in 2015 at the age of 52.

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Jackie Earle Haley

At the age of six, Jackie started his acting career with TV advertisements. Before landing the lead part as Kelly Leak, a baseball bad boy in the Bad News Bears franchise, he appeared as a guest star in a number of well-known 1970s television series.

He returned to the big screen in 2013 after a protracted absence that began in 1993, and his performance in Little Children propelled him to an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He now resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his two daughters, third wife, and family.

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Harvey Stephens

What better way to avoid falling asleep for a few days than to watch the spine-chilling 1976 film The Omen? Harvey Stephens, a 4-year-old child performer, ensured that nobody would dare name their child Damian through his portrayal of The Antichrist.

The epitome of a one-hit wonder, Harvey later struggled at the box office. He did land a few tiny jobs, but he quickly left the business. He now lives with his family in England and works as a futures trader.

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Alison Arngrim

Despite her attempts to play Mary and Laura Ingalls, she was cast as Nellie Oleson on the historical drama series Little House on the Prairie from the 1970s. Later, she found it challenging to break out of the Nellie Oleson mold.

After the show ended, she started doing stand-up comedy and keeps herself busy volunteering for other charities. Confessions of a Prairie B-: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated, her memoir published in 2010, went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

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Pamela Sue Martin

When she was just 17 years old, Pamela Sue Martin began her career in the entertainment world as a model. But it didn't take her long to make the switch to acting, as she did in 1972's Poseidon Adventure.

Martin played the teenage Nancy Drew on the television show The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which you might be familiar with. She is also well-known for creating the socialite Fallon Carrington Colby character on the ABC drama Dynasty. Although Martin hasn't recently been in the spotlight, she played Harriet Grosset in the third season of the Nancy Drew television series.

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Mike Lookinland

Without mentioning Bobby, who was portrayed by former child star Mike Lookinland, we can't reasonably discuss about the other members of The Brady Bunch! Lookinland, who is now 62, appeared as the youngest brother on the ABC sitcom from 1969 to 1974 and also starred in many of its prequels and spinoffs.

Lookinland remained working as a cameraman in the entertainment world after his tenure as a Brady ended. But it didn't take him long to leave this position and launch his own company in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he creates unique concrete countertops.

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Brandon Cruz

Most well-known for his part as Eddie Corbett on the comedy-drama series The Courtship of Eddie's Father, which he was cast in at the tender age of five. After the sitcom was canceled, Brandon Cruz continued to work as a child actor for a while, but in the late '70s, he started to get more interested in punk music.

He has even performed with bands like Flipper, Dr. Know, and the Dead Kennedys. Cruz has also been known to work behind the scenes in television as an assistant editor on a variety of programs, including the cartoon sitcom South Park.

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Parker Stevenson

American actor Parker Stevenson is best remembered for his roles as Craig Pomeroy on Baywatch and Frank Hardy in the 1970s television series The Hardy Boys. Stevenson is still very much in the public eye, even though some of you might be too young to remember him.

In reality, he presently plays Louis Osmond, the Academy Director, in the Netflix original series Greenhouse Academy. Stevenson has worked in photography since he was a young man in addition to performing. His photographic portfolio is available on his website, ShadowWorks.

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