6. Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood’s mother caused her a lot of pain. Her mother wanted a famous life but never achieved it, so she pushed her daughter to obtain what she couldn’t. She often pushed Natalie into abusive relationships to keep her in the public eye.
7. Jackie Coogan
Jackie Coogan was a little boy in the Charlie Chaplin movie The Kid. He made lots of money as a young boy, but his parents spent all of it before he got a dime. This helped to pass a law to protect child actor’s money.
8. Margaret O’Brien
Margaret O’Brien lost her mother as a teen. Around the same time that her mom died, a maid stole her Oscar. However, after 40+ years, she finally got her award back.
9. Jackie Cooper
Unfortunately, this child star’s father left when Jackie was only two years old. In one of the Our Gang shorts, the director (who was also Jackie’s uncle) decided to get genuine tears for a scene by pretending to shoot Jackie’s dog! How cruel.
Check out this video of child stars who we lost way too soon: