Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award

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Young Artist Former Child Star
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Young Artist Award statuette, depicting a gilded figure of a man displaying a five-pointed star above its head.
Awarded for Outstanding achievements of former child actors/singers
in film, television and radio
Country United States of America
Presented by Young Artist Association
First awarded 1979
Official website YoungArtistAwards.org

The Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award is an honorary Young Artist Award bestowed by the Young Artist Association to recognize former child actors and/or child singers for lifetime achievement within the motion picture, television and radio industries.[1][2][3] In recent years, the award has also been known as the Mickey Rooney Award, in honor of former child star Mickey Rooney, however, the spirit of the award has remained essentially the same since its inception.[4]

History[edit]

First presented in 1979, the "Former Child Star Award" was one of the Young Artist Association's original "Special Awards".[5] Throughout the past 34 years, the association has conferred its special "Lifetime Achievement Award" upon 29 former child actors and child singers for their work within the entertainment industry. Recipients of the honor receive the traditional Young Artist Award statuette; a gilded figure of a man displaying a star above its head, reminiscent of a miniature child-sized Oscar.[6][7][8]

The first recipient was Jane Withers, who was honored at the 1st Youth in Film Awards ceremony for her work as a child actress on radio and in feature films during the 1930s.[5] The 2013 recipient is Melissa Joan Hart, who will be honored at the 34th Young Artist Awards ceremony for her roles as Clarissa Darling on the 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains It All and as Sabrina Spellman on the ABC sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.[9] After former child star Mickey Rooney received the accolade at the 12th Youth in Film Awards ceremony, the award has also been known as the "Mickey Rooney Award" in his honor.[4][10][11]

Honorees[edit]

As one of the Young Artist Association's "Honorary" awards, the traditional age restrictions used for the association's "competitive" categories do not apply. Candidates eligible for nomination in one of the Young Artist Award's competitive categories must be between the ages of 5 and 21, and winners are selected by secret ballot of the 125 members of the Young Artist Association as well as former Youth in Film Award/Young Artist Award winners.[12][13] As the title of the award implies, a "former" child star can be presumed to be over the age of 21, however, all honorees are recognized specifically for their achievements within the entertainment industry as juveniles.

Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award
Ceremony Honoree Notable Work Ref.
1st Youth in Film Awards Jane Withers Bright Eyes (1934) [5]
2nd Youth in Film Awards [14]
3rd Youth in Film Awards Patsy Garrett Fred Waring's "Pleasure Time" (19391945) [15]
4th Youth in Film Awards [16]
5th Youth in Film Awards Ann Jillian Gypsy (1962) [17]
6th Youth in Film Awards Jerry Mathers Leave It to Beaver (19571963) [18]
7th Youth in Film Awards [19]
8th Youth in Film Awards [20]
9th Youth in Film Awards Tony Dow Leave It to Beaver (19571963) [21]
Ken Osmond Leave It to Beaver (19571963)
10th Youth in Film Awards Barry Williams The Brady Bunch (19691974) [22]
11th Youth in Film Awards Margaret O'Brien Journey for Margaret (1942) [23]
Jon Provost Lassie (19571964)
12th Youth in Film Awards Mickey Rooney Mickey McGuire (film series) (19271934) [10]
13th Youth in Film Awards Brandon Cruz The Courtship of Eddie's Father (19691972) [4]
Gloria Jean The Under-Pup (1939)
14th Youth in Film Awards [24]
15th Youth in Film Awards Shelley Fabares The Donna Reed Show (19581965) [25]
Jimmy Hawkins It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
16th Youth in Film Awards Robert Blake The Little Rascals (film series) (19391944) [26]
17th Youth in Film Awards [27]
18th Youth in Film Awards Paul Petersen The Donna Reed Show (19581966) [28]
19th Youth in Film Awards Gigi Perreau My Foolish Heart (1949) [29]
20th Youth in Film Awards Drew Barrymore E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) [30]
Johnny Whitaker Family Affair (19661971)
21st Young Artist Awards Lucille Bliss Cinderella (1950) [31]
22nd Young Artist Awards Charlene Tilton Dallas (19781990) [32]
Jay Underwood The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
23rd Young Artist Awards Alison Arngrim Little House on the Prairie (19741981) [11]
24th Young Artist Awards Danny Bonaduce The Partridge Family (19701974) [33]
25th Young Artist Awards [34]
26th Young Artist Awards [35]
27th Young Artist Awards Victoria Paige Meyerink The Danny Kaye Show (19641967) [36]
28th Young Artist Awards [37]
29th Young Artist Awards Jim Turner Kung Fu (1973) [38]
30th Young Artist Awards [39]
31st Young Artist Awards Kathy Garver Family Affair (19661971) [40]
32nd Young Artist Awards Mario Lopez Saved by the Bell (19891994) [41]
33rd Young Artist Awards [42]
34th Young Artist Awards Melissa Joan Hart Clarissa Explains It All (19911994)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (19962003)
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television 74. Gale / Cengage Learning. ISBN 0-7876-9047-3. OCLC 9780787690472. 
  3. ^ Brown, Maressa (2006-03-23). "Variety - Meyerink gets life kudos". Variety.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
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  10. ^ a b "12th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  11. ^ a b "23rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  12. ^ "Young Artist Awards - Nomination Submission Requirements". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  13. ^ "PopStar - 30th Annual Young Artist Awards". PopStar.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  14. ^ "2nd Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  15. ^ "3rd Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  16. ^ "4th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  17. ^ "5th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  18. ^ "6th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  19. ^ "7th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  20. ^ "8th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  21. ^ "9th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  22. ^ "10th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  23. ^ "11th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  24. ^ "14th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  25. ^ "15th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  26. ^ "16th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  27. ^ "17th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  28. ^ "18th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  29. ^ "19th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  30. ^ "20th Annual Youth in Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  31. ^ "21st Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  32. ^ "22nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  33. ^ "24th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  34. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  35. ^ "26th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  36. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  37. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  38. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  39. ^ "30th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  40. ^ "31st Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  41. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  42. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 

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