Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 21 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Drew Barrymore, who is celebrating her 41st birthday on Monday.

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Barrymore's fame threatened to fade away thanks to a turbulent childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab, but she rebounded to become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood.


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