OT: Tatum O'Neal

OT: Tatum O'Neal

old fan
old fan

June 10th, 2008, 10:14 pm #1

...the Oscar -winning once-child star, is in trouble again. I won't give details here, but all the articles mention the role of her parents and show biz in her long history of difficulties. Really sad.
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AnnieFan65
AnnieFan65

June 10th, 2008, 10:40 pm #2

If you read about it you'll see that show biz was the least of her issues. Extremely poor, non-caring parents. She would have ended up in trouble without show biz. Read her bio. Neither of her parents even attended the Oscars the night she won. Too caught up in their own lives and in her father's case - his jealously that it wasn't him.
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June 10th, 2008, 11:02 pm #3

...the Oscar -winning once-child star, is in trouble again. I won't give details here, but all the articles mention the role of her parents and show biz in her long history of difficulties. Really sad.
I did read her bio, and you are right. But, her father is how she got into showbiz, and was "introduced" to the world of celebrities, drugs, partying and more, and his professional jealousy was what caused their relationship to go downhill. Her mother was also an actress, who succumbed to a life of drugs and alcohol etc. I am not blaming showbiz itself; it is just how her life was, the child of two actors who happened to be weak, selfish parents, and her own acting career caused problems for her
in giving her access to a sordid world, as well as suffering jealousy from peers, and feeling the need to look for parental love.
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middleAgedFan!
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June 11th, 2008, 5:19 am #4

I read her book, too. Absolutely unforgivable how she was treated. The poor kid never had a chance.
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