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Paul Petersen, Former Child Star / Advocate
 
BIOGRAPHY:

Paul Petersen is a former child star best remembered for his role on The Donna Reed Show. Born in 1945 in Glendale, CA, he had an enthusiastic stage mother who pushed him into the business.  He began performing as an eight-year-old, as one of the original "Mousketeers" on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955.  He also appeared in such movies as The Monolith Monsters and Houseboat, opposite the likes of Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. 

Today Paul is the most dedicated advocate in protecting both present-day child stars and shunned one-time celebrities. Paul formed "A Minor Consideration," a child-actor support group, back in 1990, and today it plays a profound role in Hollywood.



 
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