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Child stars gone wrong

POSTED: 03:45 PM CDT Apr 22, 2014    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT May 27, 2015 

Many a child star has found success a hard act to follow, including 50-year-old birthday boy Todd Bridges and these other former stars who struggled with the transition to adulthood.

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In the 1980s, Todd Bridges found fame for playing Willis Jackson on the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" (pictured, left, with Gary Coleman) winning the role at the age of 13. At the peak of his fame, he was making $15,000 an episode and owned his own home in Los Angeles at age 18.

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