Child Movie Stars: Quiz to test your knowledge

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  1. 1 In the 1956 movie 'The Bad Seed' I was a pig-tailed little girl and then as an adult I played on the sit-com 'The Ropers'. Who am I?

    1. Audra Lindley
    2. Patty McCormack
    3. Nancy Kelly
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Patty or Patricia, as she was in 'The Ropers', was born in 1948.

  2. 2 This curly haired moppet starred in 'Baby Takes A Bow' in 1934. She was in 'The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer' in 1947 with Cary Grant. Who is she?

    1. Jane Withers
    2. June Haver
    3. Shirley Temple
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Shirley Temple was born 23 April 1928.

  3. 3 This cute little boy played in some of the 'Little Rascals' episodes. He starred in 'Treasure Island' in 1934, and also as the chief in 'Superman, the Movie' in 1978. Who is he?

    1. Mickey Rooney
    2. Jackie Cooper
    3. Roddy McDowall
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jackie was born 15 September 1922.

  4. 4 As a young girl she starred in 'The Miracle Worker' in 1962 and then she also had her own sit-com in 1963. She starred in the remake of 'The Miracle Worker' in 1979. Who is she?

    1. Patty Duke
    2. Natalie Wood
    3. Margaret O'Brien
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Patty was born Anna Marie Duke on 4 December 1946.

  5. 5 This little boy starred in 'Lassie Come Home' in 1943. As an adult, he starred in 'Planet of the Apes' in 1968. Who is he?

    1. Jackie Cooper
    2. Mickey Rooney
    3. Roddy McDowall
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Roddy played in many movies as an adult. He was born 17 September 1928.

  6. 6 As a teenager she starred in 'Until They Sail' in 1957, and in 'Take Her, She's Mine' in 1974. She married singer Bobby Darin. Who is she?

    1. Sandra Dee
    2. Debbie Reynolds
    3. Shirley Temple
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sandra was born 23 April 1942.

  7. 7 His films include 'A Family Affair' in 1938, ‘National Velvet’ 1944 and Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. More recently he starred in ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, 2014 and 2017. Who is he?

    1. Kirk Douglas
    2. Jackie Cooper
    3. Mickey Rooney
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This child actor’s career extended over 88 years, he appeared in more than 300 films making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He was born 23 September 1922.

  8. 8 This little girl started out in 'Happy Land' in 1943, and is also known for her role in 'West Side Story' in 1961. Who was she?

    1. Margaret O'Brien
    2. Natalie Wood
    3. Elizabeth Taylor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Natalie was born 20 July 1938. At the time of her untimely death she was married to Robert Wagner.


  9. 9 This little kid starred in the movie 'The Kid' in 1920, and in 'Tom Sawyer' in 1930. As an adult, he appeared in the TV show 'The Addams Family' in 1964. Who is he?

    1. Jackie Coogan
    2. Robert Blake
    3. Roddy McDowall
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jackie, (Uncle Fester) was born 20 October 1914.

  10. 10 She starred in 'Lassie Come Home' in 1943 and 'National Velvet' in 1944. As a great adult actress, she starred in 'Cleopatra' in 1963. Who is she?

    1. Elizabeth Taylor
    2. Carole Lombard
    3. Tamara Dobson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Violet eyed Liz Taylor was born 27 February 1932.

  11. 11 This cute little guy played in some of the 'Little Rascals' episodes and in 1943 in 'Andy Hardy's Double Life'. In 1973, he did his own TV series, 'Baretta'. Who is he?

    1. Robert Blake
    2. Ernest Morrison
    3. George Ward
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Robert was born on 18 September 1933.

  12. 12 I was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1977 when I starred with Robert De Niro in 'Taxi Driver'. As an adult I also became a director and producer. I have won two Best Actress Oscars for 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1992) and ‘The Accused’ (1989). Who am I?

    1. Meryl Streep
    2. Ashley Judd
    3. Jodie Foster
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster 19 November 1962. She started out in a Coppertone suntan lotion commercial.

  13. 13 This young girl made many Disney movies. She started out in 'Tiger Bay' in 1959 with her dad. She did 'Chalk Garden' in 1964, and is best known as 'Pollyanna' in 1960. Who is she?

    1. Carol Lynley
    2. Goldie Hawn
    3. Hayley Mills
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hayley was born 18 April 1946. Her acting and directing father John Mills was in 'Tiger Bay.' Her sister, Juliet, is Tabitha, the witch, on the TV soap opera 'Passions'.

  14. 14 This boy came from a talented musical family. He started out in a movie called 'Here Come the Nelsons' in 1952 and then went on to make a TV show. In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. Who is he?

    1. Jerry Nelson
    2. David Cassidy
    3. Ricky Nelson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ricky had a hit with a song called 'Garden Party' among others. His TV show starred his own family, and was called 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'. His brother David did a few movies too. He was born on 8 May 1940.

  15. 15 She rose to fame in the mid 1940’s in MGM musicals and was in the movie 'Song of the Open Road' in 1944 and 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers' in 1954. Who is she?

    1. Jane Powell
    2. Judy Garland
    3. Debbie Reynolds
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jane was born on 1 April 1929.

  16. 16 I trained as a gymnast and then began as a child actor for MGM in 'Father of the Bride' in 1950 and 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' in 1954. As an adult, I starred in 'The Haunting' in 1963 and more recently in ‘Django Unchained’ 2012. Who am I?

    1. Red Skelton
    2. Russ Tamblyn
    3. Robert Blake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Russ was born on 30 December 1934. His gymnastic and acrobatic talents were utilized in several musicals, including West Side Story (1961).

  17. 17 I began a prolific career as a child actress in feature films for MGM at the age of four. I appeared in 'Babes on Broadway' (1941), with Judy Garland and ‘Meet me in St Louis’ (1944). I starred in 'Little Women' in 1949. Who am I?

    1. Elizabeth Taylor
    2. Margaret O'Brien
    3. Deanna Durbin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Margaret was born on 15 January 1937.

  18. 18 This boy starred in 'Anchors Aweigh' in 1945. As an adult, he was on the TV show 'Quantum Leap'. He also starred in the movie 'Married to the Mob' in 1988. Who is he?

    1. Roddy McDowall
    2. Pat Harrington
    3. Dean Stockwell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dean was born 5 March 1936.

  19. 19 This multi-talented actress starred in 'Pigskin Parade' in 1936, and is best known for her role as Dorothy in 1939. As an adult, she was in 'A Star Is Born' in 1954. Who is she?

    1. Shirley Jones
    2. Elizabeth Taylor
    3. Judy Garland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Judy was born Frances Gumm 10 June 1922. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.

  20. 20 This award winning filmmaker, actor and director starred as a cute little boy with a lisp in 'The Music Man' in 1962. He went on to do two TV series, 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Happy Days'. Who is he?

    1. Jerry Mathers
    2. Ricky Nelson
    3. Ron Howard
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ron was born 1 March 1954. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013 and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions in the television and motion pictures industries.

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