BizParentz Foundation

Supporting families of children working in the entertainment industry

Cautionary Tales

Children have been entertaining the masses since the beginning of the industry in the early 1900s. We've all heard the stories of "child stars gone bad" but WHY bad things happen is just a touch more complicated than the media wants to make it. We think it is important to preserve the history of past mistakes---so we can avoid making them in the future.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana (18631952), U.S. philosopher, poet.

JUNE 16 - 22, 2000

Jena at 15

A childhood in Hollywood

by Nancy Rommelmann

The Twilight Zone Tragedy

In 1982, 3 actors died on the set of a major motion picture, directed by Jon Landis.  Two of the dead were children.

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