1980s child stars: Where are they now?

POSTED: 4:48 PM Dec 22 2011   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 06 2015

Soleil Moon Frye of "Punky Brewster" fame celebrates her 39th birthday on Thursday. Join us for a look at where she and other child stars from the 1980s are today.

80s child stars - Melissa Gilbert now
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As an adult, Gilbert has continued her career mainly in television films and has also had cameos in TV series such as "Babylon 5," "Touched by an Angel," "7th Heaven" and "Nip/Tuck." She also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005 and was a contestant in 2012 on season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars," finishing in fifth place. Most recently she has been appearing as a recurring character on the ABC series "Secrets and Lies."


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