Trent Lehman

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Trent Lehman
Nanny and the Professor Trent Lehman 1970.jpg
Trent Lehman, circa 1970
Born Trenton Lawson Lehman
(1961-02-23)February 23, 1961
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died January 18, 1982(1982-01-18) (aged 20)
Pacoima, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–1973

Trenton Lawson "Trent" Lehman (February 23, 1961 – January 18, 1982) was a former American child actor, best known for his role as Butch Everett on Nanny and the Professor. He also played a young Christine Jorgensen in The Christine Jorgensen Story and appeared in episodes of Gunsmoke and Emergency!.

Lehman committed suicide at the age of 20,[1] by hanging himself on a chain link fence, outside Vena Avenue Elementary School, that he had attended in childhood. Lehman's death, along with those of two other former child actors, Rusty Hamer and Tim Hovey, inspired Paul Petersen to found A Minor Consideration, an advocacy group for child stars.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Gunsmoke Chester 1 episode
1970 The Christine Jorgensen Story George at 7
1970–1971 Nanny and the Professor Butch Everett 54 episodes
1972 Emergency! Andy 1 episode
1972–1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Butch Everett (Voice) 2 episodes


  1. ^ Brioux, Bill (2007). "Ward, I'm Worried About the Beaver: TV Rumors Involving Child Stars". Truth and Rumors: The Reality Behind TV's Most Famous Myths. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-275-99247-7. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Kubey, Robert William (2004). Creating Television: Conversations With the People Behind 50 Years Of American TV. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 387. ISBN 0-8058-1077-3. 

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