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Child and youth actors : filmographies of their entire careers, 1914-1985 /

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Format: Book
Language: English
Published: McFarland, 1988
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Although he sometimes ignores it, Dye's rule for including an actor in this filmography is at least two acting credits. The emphasis rests on acting credits; the scant biographical information is inconsistent and inadequately researched. Unfortunately, the filmographies suffer the same problem. Many credits are missing (e.g., June Lockhart's work on TV's Lassie and Lost in Space). Among the names missing are Stanley and Barry Livingston, Johnny Crawford, and Billy Barty. There are some photos but no references to them are found in the entries unless the subject appears with another subject whose entry is several pages away. Although there are a very good introductory essay, a title index, and rosters for the Mickey Mouse Club and Our Gang, more complete filmographies can be obtained by consulting the actor name indexes in such works as Jay Robert Nash's The Motion Picture Guide (CH, Jan '88) or Tim Brooks's The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, 1946-Present (3rd ed., 1985). Dye's work has too many holes to stand on its own. General collections.-A. Ellis, Northern Kentucky University

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Review by Library Journal Review

This work, although incomplete in some areas, is a useful reference source. Pluses are an easy-to-use alphabetical listing, with cross references for additional name forms; a well-designed index, including movie and TV titles as well as page and entry numbers; and teen magazines listings in the bibliography. Flaws include lack of cross references for each photo; lack of dates for TV series; inclusion of some 1986 credits; and omissions both in names included and credits for a name. Useful for reference where interested. Rebecca Sturm, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib, Highland Heights (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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