Tragic Details About Melissa Gilbert

We’ve watched Hollywood child stars grow up on-screen, many of them going on to build lengthy professional resumes within the industry — and beyond — as adults.44 While their looks change and their paths in life evolve, the beloved characters they played are fixed in time.

While young sitcom stars achieve success at an early age, often times that success comes at a price.

A childhood living in the limelight can often also come with an intense amount of pressure. With age comes maturity, but the harsh reality of Hollywood often stays with former child stars later in life.