Tragic Temptations: Child Stars Through the Years

Corey Haim
Corey Haim
Haim, left, shown here with co-star Jason Patric in "The Lost Boys," was a 1980s teen heartthrob who spoke in recent years about his long battle with drugs, including crack cocaine. Haim collapsed at home and died at age 38 in March 2010. (AP Photo/Warner Brothers)
Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
O'Neal is the youngest person to win an Academy Award, picking up an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1973's "Paper Moon" at age 10. She has publicly chronicled her struggles with drugs over the years and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 2008 in a cocaine possession arrest in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Mackenzie Philips
Mackenzie Philips
Phillips says that she first tried cocaine when she was 11, then she used drugs with her father, singer-songwriter John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas. She claimed in a 2009 book that she had a decade-long consensual sexual relationship with her father. In 2009, she announced that she had been sober for a year after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine and entering a drug treatment program. (AP Photo/George Brich, Richard Drew)
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce
Bonaduce found fame at 10 as a star of "The Partridge Family," only to struggle with addiction and homelessness as a teenager. The 2005 reality show, "Breaking Bonaduce," chronicled his marriage, which ended in divorce in 2008. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Leif Garrett
Leif Garrett
Garrett has had a series of drug arrests since the height of his popularity in the 1970s. He pleaded not guilty to felony drug possession February 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/CBS, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.)
Dana Plato
Dana Plato
Plato's legal problems began in 1991, when she was arrested for robbing a Las Vegas video store and was placed on five years' probation. In 1992 she was given another five years' probation for forging prescriptions for Valium. Her 1999 death of a drug overdose in 1999 was ruled a suicide. (AP Photo)
Gary Coleman
Gary Coleman
Coleman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge related to a domestic violence incident in February 2010. In December 2008, he pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an incident in a bowling alley parking lot three months earlier. He said in a 1993 television interview that he had tried to kill himself twice by overdosing on pills. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail)
Todd Bridges
Todd Bridges
Coleman's co-star on "Diff'rent Strokes," Bridges was involved in a long series of arrests ranging from carrying a concealed weapon to attempted murder. In the latter case, he was acquitted on attempted murder and assault charges in connection with the 1989 shooting of a crack dealer. Here he is arraigned on drugs and weapons charges in 1993. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
River Phoenix
River Phoenix
Phoenix, who starred in several films as a teen including "Stand By Me" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," died outside a Hollywood nightclub in 1993 from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin. (AP Photo)
Brad Renfro
Brad Renfro
Renfro began his film career at 12, acting opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Client" in 1994. He avoided jail time for cocaine and marijuana possession in 1998 with a plea deal. He served 10 days in jail in 2006 for DUI and attempted possession of heroin. His 2008 death at age 25 was ruled an accidental overdose of heroin and morphine. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly)
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
The "Mean Girls" star was arrested twice in 2007 on drunken driving and cocaine charges and has been in and out of rehab. Lohan's movie career has stalled and she is estranged from her father, Michael Lohan, who has had his own run-ins with the law. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, LA County Sheriff's Department)
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