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Old 04-12-2017, 01:37 AM   #16
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Wasn't she in an episode of Star Trek in which she was in some kind of "Kid's Cult" ?

That episode was "And the Children Shall Lead" which is among the worst of the series.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:11 AM   #17
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Venus DeMilo is an actress who was most famous for the Nickelodeon series "Salute Your Shorts" and she worked steadily as a child actress from 1991-2003 and then vanished until she started getting a couple bit roles in 2016.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:37 AM   #18
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Brian Forster who played "Chris" on "The Partridge Family" never really went on in show business and eventually became a race car driver. Ricky Seagall who was a regular for a short time on some of the very last episodes of The Partridge Family became a minister. Suzanne Crough who played "Tracy" on PF, did not continue in show business and became the manager of a Staples store.

Who else?

Brian Forster was the 2nd Chris Partridge. The first was Jeremy Gelbwaks, who appeared only during the first season and then left show business entirely when his family moved away from California. He would have probably have been replaced anyway since the cast would complain about him been very disruptive on the set and even biting another actor.

Brian Forster had done some acting before he got the role of Chris. He appeared in the first season of "The Brady Bunch" in the episode "Eeny Meeny Mommy Daddy" as an actor in Cindy's school play. (He was the little bird that kept running around the stage asking for the princess.) Before that, he was on "Family Affair" in the episode where Buffy breaks her leg. There's a very funny scene where a little boy is eating a bag of peanuts while waiting for an elevator. The elevator door opens and suddenly an elephant reaches out and eats his peanuts. The boy then starts crying and complains to his parents. That's Brian.
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That episode was "And the Children Shall Lead" which is among the worst of the series.

I only recently have read comments about that episode being so "awful" in the minds of critics and even a lot of "Star Trek fans."

I actually disliked the TV show Star Trek for the most part. The dialogue seemed to be more for adults and I preferred "Lost In Space."
However the one overall episode I did like was "And The Children Shall Lead."
When I first saw it, I was a kid, maybe 8 years old, and did not think that deeply in terms of a "Well written" plot, but I think "And The Children Shall Lead" is a classic one. I have heard that certain people think that the plot is "weak." It seems to have a good beginning , middle and end to me.
I think that Star Trek in general is filled with cliches and rehashes of what has ever been made into film or written in novels about humans and "humanoids" traveling in outer space. So I don't understand how this episode was so disliked.
There are YouTube videos which show certain parts of the episode and the point is to show how certain TV series in the 1960s sometimes were everything from prophetic, to too gruesome and scary for a show is meant for the entire family to watch .
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I think I read somewhere that Lance Kerwin got in trouble with the law. I recall he once played in an episode of the Saturday morning kids show "Captain Marvel." Actually so did Danny Bonaduce after the Partridge Family was cancelled.
I do recall Ike Eisenmann. When he grew into his mid teens to late teens I saw him in a chewing gum commercial and that was the last I recall of his on screen career.

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I also remember Eric Shea . I think he played in a movie called "Smile" which was about young women in beauty pageants, and he played in "The Poseidon Adventure." He was the only kid in a cast of adults.


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Didn't Soleil Moon Frye, after she grew up, have the misfortune of needing breast reduction surgery? No wonder she decided to get out of the public eye. How about her brother Meeno Peluce, who played in the TV version of "The Bad News Bears" ?


I think another kid actor who disappeared after he played in movies and TV was James Michael Wixted. He played in a Disney TV movie called "The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City." He also played in "Family Affair" as a run-away boy who Buffy and Jody wanted their uncle to adopt. Anyone recall him and what might have become of him?

Another one that comes to my mind is Armando Islas who played in Disney TV movies most notably "Pablo and The Dancing Chihuahua." Anyone know what happened to him? There was another boy who, way back then, I often mistook for Armando Islas because they looked somewhat alike and talked alike. It was Manuel Padilla , who I heard died years back. He played in a movie called "Cutter's Trail" and played in a Gunsmoke episode in which the plot was somewhat re-created. He also played as "Jai" in the TV version of "Tarzan"
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I think it's wonderful that child actors can find another occupation after their days in the spotlight. Jeanne Russell, Margaret in Dennis the Menace wanted to continue in the business after Dennis but find it difficult to stay, for no roles were coming her way. She attended college and does work in the medical field and I don't think she had a role since Dennis. Just how many kid stars grow into adult roles and have a career in show business.? Not that many.
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When I saw the name Eric Shea, I mixed him up with Christopher Shea.

I am currently watching Odd Couple reruns, and that is where I saw Christopher Shea. I just googled him and was shocked to hear that he died at age 52, of all things - natural causes.

There was a (British?) pre-teen/teen actress named Pamela Franklin. I sometimes mix Frankin up with Ferdyn.
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Easy done since they were brothers.
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Phillip Mckeon from Alice.He was pretty good on the show but seemed to fall off the radar after Alice ended it's run.
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Moosie Drier. I'm not sure if I spelled it right,but he made a lot of guest appearances on many 1970s and early 80s TV shows.Rusty Stevens,Larry from Leave it to Beaver is another one.
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Kathy Coleman from "Land of the Lost". But, she's been doing a lot of conventions lately and has a new book out, called "Run, Holly, Run" about her life in and out of Hollywood.
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Didn't Soleil Moon Frye, after she grew up, have the misfortune of needing breast reduction surgery? No wonder she decided to get out of the public eye. How about her brother Meeno Peluce, who played in the TV version of "The Bad News Bears" ?



Soliel did in fact have breast reduction surgery, caused by a medical condition called gigantomastia, which literally means "giant breasts." She had this surgery when she was 16 years old in 1993. It was a few years after "Punky Ended", but at the time she was still very actively working in the entertainment industry. In fact her last acting role (excluding voice over work and cameo appearances) was "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" a role she played from 2000-2003.
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When I saw the name Eric Shea, I mixed him up with Christopher Shea.

I am currently watching Odd Couple reruns, and that is where I saw Christopher Shea. I just googled him and was shocked to hear that he died at age 52, of all things - natural causes.

I mix them up all the time because they look alike. I remember reading about Christopher passing away here when it happened. Very sad. I especially liked his guest spot on That Girl.
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Danielle Brisebois from All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place; Buddy Foster from TAGS and Mayberry RFD; Dylan and Cole Sprouse from Disney sitcoms and Grace Under Fire didn't do anything beyond their teen years; the three Sweeten kids from Raymond (one of the twins committed suicide a couple of years ago); haven't heard of Angus Jones doing anything after 2-1/2 Men; Bobby Buntrock from Hazel (now deceased, I think); Rusty Hamer and Angela Cartwright from Danny Thomas (Hamer now deceased); Dana Plato from Diff'rent Strokes (now deceased)
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I mix them up all the time because they look alike. I remember reading about Christopher passing away here when it happened. Very sad. I especially liked his guest spot on That Girl.

I never knew that Eric Shea had a brother who was an actor. I guess Christopher Shea must have been older than Eric if Christopher acted in That Girl show.
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