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Baby Peggy: 1918-2020

Baby Peggy: 1918-2020

Feb. 2, 1925. "FILM STAR VISITS THE PRESIDENT. Baby Peggy, one of the youngest movie stars, at the White House today with Frances and Gene Quirk of New York, saw the sights of Washington and made an informal call upon President Coolidge." View full size.

        Diana Serra Cary, probably the last surviving child superstar of the silent film era nearly a century ago, who spent decades coming to terms with a bizarre childhood of triumphs, heartbreaks and parents who squandered her fortune, died on Monday in Gustine, Calif. She was 101.

 

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Poor kid

Her childhood was stolen, and then her future. She sounds like an amazing woman, to have fought her way back and made a life for herself.

It's like that old song: "When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose."

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