Whatever Happened To Your Favorite Child Stars From The ’70s?

Oh, the 1970s. For many, it was a golden era of entertainment. From iconic films to TV shows that will never be forgotten, the child stars of the ’70s left an impression on everyone who watched them blossom under the spotlight. But what happened to them after the era had ended? Some stayed in the public eye and some left it for good, whether through circumstance or their own decisions. Read on to see what your favorite ’70s child stars did after the shows or movies that made them huge celebrities.

Mindy Cohn

Many fans know her as Natalie Green, the role that made Mindy Cohn a household name in the late ’70s. One of the stars on the long-running sitcom The Facts Of Life, Cohn was discovered by the show’s producers while she was in high school. After the show, Cohn went on to play smaller roles in a variety of TV shows including doing voice work for the Scooby-Doo franchise, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination.

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In 2017, the actress revealed that she’d been fighting breast cancer for years, staying out of the limelight during her treatments. She’s a founding member of the weSpark cancer support center and also advocates for the LGBT community in her spare time.