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FORMER CHILD ACTOR IS 68 TODAY


      Jerry Mathers in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1966.


Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers was born in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mathers is known for his classic role as a child on the CBS television
sitcom, Leave It To Beaver from 1957-1963. He made his first TV
commercial at age 2 for PET Milk and was a model for a department
store ad. Following his acting career, he became a successful banker
and real estate investor.

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In 1981, Jerry Mathers worked as a disc jockey at KEZY-AM
radio in Anaheim, California
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CHILD ACTRESS ~ THEN AND NOW


Susan Lynn Gordon (July 27, 1949 — December 11, 2011)

Susan Gordon was a child actress who appeared in films and numerous
episodes of television programs such as The Twilight Zone, Gun Smoke,
My Three Sons, and The Donna Reed Show. She died at age 62 due to
thyroid cancer.   

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Publicity still from Twilight Zone episode, “The Fugitive” (1962)

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DREW BARRYMORE IS 41 TODAY


Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Drew Blythe Barrymore was born in Culver City, California.

Drew Barrymore is an actress, author, director, model and producer. She 
first appeared in a dog food commercial when she was eleven months old
and made her film debut in Altered States (1980). Her breakout role was
in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. Famous stage
and cinema actor John Barrymore is her grandfather.          


Drew Barrymore with Steven Spielberg on set of E.T.

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LINDA BLAIR IS 57 TODAY


Linda Denise Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Blair played the possessed Regan in The Exorcist (1973). The role earned
her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy
Award nomination. In 1977, she reprised her role in Exorcist II: The Heretic. She
became a child model at age six. In 1970, at the age of ten, she made her big
screen debut in The Way We Live Now (1970).

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MIKE LOOKINLAND IS 55 TODAY


Michael Paul "Mike" Lookinland

Lookinland is best known for playing the role of Bobby Brady
on the ABC television series, The Brady Bunch from 1969-
1974. He was a commercial actor who had done around 30
commercials before being cast in The Brady Bunch.
 

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