Your Favorite 70s Child Stars, Then and Now
The 1970s was an unforgettable time. Some of the most famous TV shows came into being during the 70s like "The Brady Brunch," "Happy Days," to name just a few. While we are familiar these TV characters and actors, don't you wonder what they're doing now? Check out how your favorite 70's actors.
1. David Cassidy - Then
David is best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the musical-sitcom "The Partridge Family". It is said that David was hired solely for his good looks.
2. David Cassidy - Now
David Cassidy is actually an amazing singer and has released ten albums for the show "The Partridge Family". Each of the albums ended up selling more at least one million copies. David remains successful both in television and music.
3. Helen Hunt - Then
After beginning her career as a child, Helen Hunt has been in the spotlight throughout her life. She starred in many popular TV shows and films including "Amy Prentiss", "The Swiss Family Robinson", "The Facts of Life" and more.
4. Helen Hunt - Now
Helen Hunt's career is still blooming. Most notably she turned in an Oscar-winning performance in the comedy "As Good As It Gets."
5. Melissa Sue Anderson - Then
Melissa Sue Anderson beat out 200 girls for the part of Mary Ingalls, the eldest daughter of the Ingalls' clan, on the western drama TV series Little House on the Prairie. She went blind at 15, but somehow handled it all gracefully while looking impossibly pretty the whole time.
6. Melissa Sue Anderson - Now
After the show, she continued to act in movies and TV shows like The Equalizer. She also wrote an autobiography entitled The Way I See It - A Look Back at My Life on Little House. In 1999, she’s inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
7. The Jacksons - Then
The famous group consisted of Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, and Tito. The group's first four singles "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There" have dominated radio stations.
8. The Jacksons - Now
In 2011 The Jacksons reunited after a seventeen-year hiatus in order to celebrate their late brother Michael Jackson's solo career. Randy retired years ago, but the rest of members remain active touring throughout the world.
9. Janet - Then
Janet was more interesting in acting than singing unlike her older brothers on variety shows. She starred in the role of Penny on the show "Good Times." She also appeared in hit shows "Fame" and "Different Strokes."
10. Janet - Now
Janet is one of the most famous musicians in the world, whose albums sell in the millions. She also starred in several TV shows and on the big screen. She married to Wissam Al Mana, who is a billionaire and recently canceled her world tour after deciding to focus on starting a family.
11. Maureen McCormick - Then
Maureen McCormick played Marcia Brady on American sitcom The Brady Bunch. She married actor Michael Cummings in 1985, and they have a daughter together. When they first met, he had never seen a single episode of The Brady Bunch, though he'd heard of it.
12. Maureen McCormick - Now
Out of the Brady Bunch, Maureen McCormick has been the most vocal on her struggles. In 2008, she released her memoir Here's The Story, in which she opened up about her drug addiction. Nowadays, McCormick does less strict acting work and only appears as herself in several reality shows, the most recent being I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
13. Johnny Whitaker - Then
Johnny starred in many popular TV shows back in the 1970s including "Family Affair", "General Hospital" and "The Littlest Angel."
14. Johnny Whitaker - Now
Johnny started abusing substances as he got older and his family was forced to help him with an intervention. He said that he had been clean for more than ten years and he has since become a certified drug counselor and founded a nonprofit organization for Spanish-speaking addicts.
15. Kim Richards - Then
Kim Richards was a popular child star back in the 1970s. She starred in several TV shows and films including "James at 15", "Nanny and the Professor" and "Escape to Witch Mountain."
16. Kim Richards - Now
After disappearing from the public for a while, Kim returned to TV in 2010. However, not long after she visited several rehab facilities for trespassing and public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
17. Mindy Cohn - Then
Mindy Cohn starred in the role of Natalie on the TV show "Fact of Life."
18. Mindy Cohn - Now
Although Mindy still works as an actor, she also earned a degree in cultural anthropology. Nowadays, she mostly does voiceover work.