Child Superstars, A Time Warp: A Look Into The Past And The Present
Before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok, we all had after-dinner television nights with the family. Growing up in the era before the internet, some of us spent a lot of time in front of the television. Hence, we became familiar with numerous celebrities to the degree that we’ve learned about their personal life, hobbies, and even their favorite food. We’ve also witnessed celebrities who grew up in the Hollywood environment. Some of them started acting at a young age, and it’s either because they have shown incredible talents prematurely, or their parents who were working in the industry have influenced them to follow the same path.
While some Hollywood stars have gone through the road less traveled, leaving all the glitz and glamour behind to pursue a much greater calling, some have stayed and even created a bigger empire for themselves, keeping the Hollywood electricity racy and exuberant as ever. We’ve compiled a list of celebrities who began in show business as child stars, and we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with most of them.
If you are a fan of Stephen King’s novels, then you are certainly familiar with one of his bestsellers, The Shining. The Shining has been one of the most popular classic horror novels of all time. It was then adapted into a film in 1980, with a budget of approximately $19 million. The producers have made a wise choice of putting their investment in this film since it earned them a gross of over $46 million on worldwide sales.
Starring in this horror film is Danny Lloyd, a 6-year-old boy, at the time, from Pekin, Illinois. After the box office hit movie, Danny’s last appearance was in a TV film, Will: G. Gordon Liddy. He retired early from the spotlight, and as far as we know, he now works as a Biology professor in Kentucky. In 2019, Lloyd appeared in a baseball game as a cameo in “The Shining Sequel” and “Doctor Sleep”.