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    VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

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         VH1 "100 GREATEST KID STARS"
           1.   Gary Coleman (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
           2.   Macaulay Culkin (HOME ALONE)
           3.   Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen (FULL HOUSE)
           4.   Jodie Foster (TAXI DRIVER, FREAKY FRIDAY)
           5.   Drew Barrymore (E.T.)
           6.   Emmanuel Lewis (WEBSTER)
           7.   Ron Howard (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW)
           8.   Corey Feldman  (STAND BY ME, GOONIES)
           9.   Maureen McCormick  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           10.  Danny Bonaduce  (THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY)
           11.  The Jackson Five
           12.  Brooke Shields (PRETTY BABY)
           13.  Jonathan Lipnicki  (JERRY MAGUIRE)
           14.  Tatum O'Neal  (PAPER MOON)
           15.  Kirk Cameron  (GROWING PAINS)
           16.  Dustin Diamond   (SAVED BY THE BELL)
           17.  Molly Ringwald  (16 CANDLES)
           18.  Ricky Schroder   (THE CHAMP, SILVER SPOONS)
           19.  Keshia Knight Pulliam (THE COSBY SHOW)
           20.  Christopher Knight  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           21.  Joey Lawrence  (GIMME A BREAK!)
           22.  Barry Williams  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           23.  Kim Fields  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
           24.  Henry Thomas  (E.T.)
           25.  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  (HOME IMPROVEMENT)
           26.  Corey Haim  (LUCAS, THE LOST BOYS)
           27.  Fred Savage  (THE WONDER YEARS)
           28.  Alyssa Milano  (WHO'S THE BOSS?)
           29.  Valerie Bertinelli  (ONE DAY AT A TIME)
           30.  Lisa Whelchel  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
           31.  Melissa Gilbert  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
           32.  Malcolm-Jamal Warner  (THE COSBY SHOW)
           33.  New Edition
           34.  Susan Olsen (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           35.  Soleil Moon Frye  (PUNKY BREWSTER)
           36.  Linda Blair  (THE EXORCIST)
           37.  Jaleel White  (FAMILY MATTERS)
           38.  Sara Gilbert (ROSEANNE)
           39.  Sarah Jessica Parker  (SQUARE PEGS)
           40.  Todd Bridges  (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
           41.  Anthony Michael Hall  (16 CANDLES)
           42.  Mike Lookingland  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           43.  Mindy Cohn  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
           44.  Joey McIntyre   (NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK)
           45.  Butch Patrick (THE MUNSTERS)
           46.  Tina Yothers  (FAMILY TIES)
           47.  Leann Rimes
           48.  David Faustino (MARRIED ...  WITH CHILDREN)
           49.  Kristy McNichol  (FAMILY)
           50.  Danielle Brisebois (ALL IN THE FAMILY)
           51.  Tempest Bledsoe (THE COSBY SHOW)
           52.  Michael Fishman  (ROSEANNE)
           53.  Mayim Bialik  (BLOSSOM)
           54.  Quinn Cummings  (THE GOODBYE GIRL)
           55.  Danica McKellar   (THE WONDER YEARS)
           56.  Danny Pintauro  (WHO'S THE BOSS?)
           57.  Danielle Spencer  (WHAT'S HAPPENING!!)
           58.  Brian Bonsall  (FAMILY TIES)
           59.  Kirsten Dunst  (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE)
           60.  Jason Bateman  (SILVER SPOONS)
           61.  Eve Plumb  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           62.  Wil Wheaton  (STAND BY ME)
           63.  Peter Billingsley  (A CHRISTMAS STORY)
           64.  Lara Jill Miller  (GIMME A BREAK!)
           65.  Heather O'Rourke  (POLTERGEIST)
           66.  Jill Whelan  (THE LOVE BOAT)
           67.  Jonathan Ke Quan  (INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM)
           68.  Michael Oliver  (PROBLEM CHILD)
           69.  Edward Furlong  (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY)
           70.  Jerry O'Connell  (STAND BY ME)
           71.  Erin Moran  (HAPPY DAYS)
           72.  Jason Hervey  (THE WONDER YEARS)
           73.  Adam Rich    (EIGHT IS ENOUGH)
           74.  Tatyana Ali  (THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR)
           75.  Elijah Wood  (AVALON)
           76.  Robbie Rist  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
           77.  Diane Lane  (A LITTLE ROMANCE)
           78.  Peter Ostrum  (WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
           79.  Menudo
           80.  Justin Henry  (KRAMER VS. KRAMER)
           81.  Nancy McKeon  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
           82.  Lance Kerwin  (JAMES AT 15)
           83.  Jeremy Miller  (GROWING PAINS)
           84.  Raven-Symone  (THE COSBY SHOW)
           85.  Scott Schwartz  (THE TOY, A CHRISTMAS STORY)
           86.  Shannen Doherty  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
           87.  Jackie Earle Haley  (THE BAD NEWS BEARS)
           88.  Cynthia Nixon  (LITTLE DARLINGS)
           89.  Amy Linker  (SQUARE PEGS)
           90.  Kris Kross
           91.  Dana Plato  (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
           92.  Lecy Goranson  (ROSEANNE)
           93.  Anna Paquin  (THE PIANO)
           94.  Jenna Von Oy  (BLOSSOM)
           95.  Alfonso Ribeiro  (SILVER SPOONS)
           96.  Alison Arngrim  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
           97.  Christina Ricci  (MERMAIDS)
           98.  Hanson
           99.  Lacey Chabert  (PARTY OF FIVE)
           100. Candace Cameron  (FULL HOUSE)


    VH1 put out this list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars of ALL TIME.

    I'm sorry, but I almost blew my stack when I saw this...

    Gary Coleman? Please...

    Where is SHIRLEY TEMPLE? Has there EVER been a GREATER KID STAR
    (this is ALL-TIME, supposedly_.

    What about NATALIE WOOD (RedBaron would agree)
    Mickey Rooney? Judy Garland? Hayley Mills? Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Cooper and so many more....


    This would be MY top TEN (anyone else want to chip in )

    1. Shirley Temple
    2. Natalie Wood
    3. Mickey Rooney
    4. Elizabeth Taylor
    5. Jodi Foster
    6. Drew Barrymore
    7. Jackie Cooper
    8. Olsen Twins
    9. Ron Howard
    10. Judy Garland (well, she did start a bit late)

    honorable mention to Natalie Portman (also started late)...

    I probably left some out...but VH1...gawd!!!!!!
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Kid Star facts

    Jackie Coogan in Chaplins "The Kid"



    Later in life



    The list is dumb... no menton of Rickey Nelson?

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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    VH1 (stands for Video Hits One, in case you've forgotten) has become teh suck much like MTV (Music Television).

    They are making pseudo-celebrities out of people who couldn't get a job in Hollywood with shows like Celebrity Fit Club (Celebrity Fat Camp), The Surreal Life (C-List Stars hanging out) and Hogan Knows Best (Hulk Hogan raises his family on TV).

    About the only good thing left on there is Storytellers, and that's hit or miss.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    I am once again reminded that there is a huge segment of moviegoers who have never seen over half of the movies made, because they don't watch classic films (and don't get me started on foreign films). This list reflects that bias. With the availability of TCM and the volume of dvds available from Netflix and the like, movie lovers can see so many wonderful films that VH-1 seems to have ignored, and a large portion of their viewers probably don't know exist. How was the list chosen? Did viewers vote?

    A list that contains the Olsen Twins and not Elizabeth Taylor has no credibility at all. Shirley Temple was terrifically prolific (and the picture in the dictionary for child-star), if a bit annoying. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were wonderful, as well as Jackie Coogan, Jackie Cooper (The Champ), Margaret O'Brien (Meet Me In St. Louis)...also Virginia Wiedler (The Philadelphia Story, etc.) and Dickie Moore come to mind right off hand. Natalie Wood is terrific in Miracle in 34th Street. More recent child actors I admire were Ron Howard, Jodie Foster, Tatum O'Neal, Lukas Haas. Today's Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning are truly gifted.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstop
    How was the list chosen? Did viewers vote?.
    I watched last night with my kids and no mention of a vote was heard. Also nothing about how the list was compiled. My guess is it was a committe of twenty-somethings...Most surely it was not a vote.

    The list included not only Film and TV stars, but recording stars also... (e.g. the Jackson 5). That makes for a whole new set of omissions.

    But really...A list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars without Shirley Temple is like a list of the top 100 Baseball Players without Babe Ruth.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper

    But really...A list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars without Shirley Temple is like a list of the top 100 Baseball Players without Babe Ruth.
    I agree. The VH1 is amazingly bad. WOY's list was much better.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstop
    I am once again reminded that there is a huge segment of moviegoers who have never seen over half of the movies made, because they don't watch classic films (and don't get me started on foreign films). This list reflects that bias. With the availability of TCM and the volume of dvds available from Netflix and the like, movie lovers can see so many wonderful films that VH-1 seems to have ignored, and a large portion of their viewers probably don't know exist. How was the list chosen? Did viewers vote?

    A list that contains the Olsen Twins and not Elizabeth Taylor has no credibility at all. Shirley Temple was terrifically prolific (and the picture in the dictionary for child-star), if a bit annoying. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were wonderful, as well as Jackie Coogan, Jackie Cooper (The Champ), Margaret O'Brien (Meet Me In St. Louis)...also Virginia Wiedler (The Philadelphia Story, etc.) and Dickie Moore come to mind right off hand. Natalie Wood is terrific in Miracle in 34th Street. More recent child actors I admire were Ron Howard, Jodie Foster, Tatum O'Neal, Lukas Haas. Today's Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning are truly gifted.

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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Where is one single Little Rascal? How can you not have even one on this list?? Spanky? Alfafa?

    And what about Judy Garland?
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    13. Jonathan Lipnicki (JERRY MAGUIRE)
    One movie, and he lands at #13?

    The twentysomething producers of the show who came up with this list have no perspective.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    Macaulay Culkin no. 2 and Gary Coleman no. 1 about says it all. This is the dumbest ranking of anything I've seen since Dan O'Brien went shopping for starting pitchers in the last offseason.
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    Re: VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars

    What about Jerry Mathers or Jay North? Annette Funicello? Kurt Russell? River Phoenix? Dean Stockwell? Those above mentioned by oneupper should all be on there too.
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