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VH1: Gary Coleman top children's star

June 11, 2005 at 2:55 PM

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's VH1 has crowned Gary Coleman, of "Diff'rent Strokes" fame, the top children's star, followed by "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin.

Rounding out the Top 10 children stars are: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of "Full House"; Jodie Foster of "Taxi Driver"; Drew Barrymore of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"; Emmanuel Lewis of "Webster"; Ron Howard of "The Andy Griffith Show"; Corey Feldman of "Stand By Me"; Maureen McCormick, of "The Brady Bunch" and Danny Bonaduce of "The Partridge Family."

"100 Greatest Kid Stars" premiers Monday on VH1 at 9 p.m. EDT. It is a five-night special that follows the tradition of VH1's successful "100 Greatest ... " franchise.

VH1 has assembled the definitive list of child stars, and counts them down using new, exclusive interviews with many of the stars themselves and some golden footage from the past TV shows and movies.

The show is hosted by Christopher Knight.

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