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Child Performers #294223

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Oct 07, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Los Angeles, California) Impact of stardom or the quest for it on child performers examined; scenes from "Irreconcilable Differences" shown courtesy Warner Bros., commercials featuring children shown. [Lisa DAVIS, Tony MARTINEZ - explain their desire for stardom.] [Child counselor Howard LEVITT - describes psychological harm to child performers.] Scenes from "Little Rascals" shown courtesy King World. [Dick MOORE - describes stress experienced as child star.] [Edith FELLOWS - recalls family depending on her for their income.] Scenes from "Pennies from Heaven" shown courtesy Columbia Pictures. Fellows' career reviewed. [FELLOWS - remembers being a has-been while still a teenager.] [Drew BARRYMORE - explains wanting to act; acknowledges disliking promotional aspect of career.] Scenes from "Silver Spoons" shown courtesy Embassy Television. [Alfonso ROBEIRO - notes many seek his friendship to exploit his star status.]
REPORTER: Joan Snyder

Dean, Morton;
Snyder, Joan

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