Audiences have been fascinated with child stars since the beginning of entertainment—and for evidence of this, just wait for the upcoming documentary Wait For Your Laugh, which chronicles the nearly century-long stage and screen career of Rose Marie. And while many child stars give a few memorable performances before shifting away from entertainment into other careers, there are plenty who navigated adolescence and continued acting into adulthood. This video essay gathers together many of the early roles from child actors of the past 30 years, and contrasts them with adult roles that occasionally play on an actors’ earlier stardom.