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|Also Known As:||Corey Scott Feldman,Kinky Finkelstein||Died:|
|Born:||July 16, 1971||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Chatsworth, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor singer musician|
One of the most popular child actors of the 1980s, Corey Feldman was a likable, smart-alecky lead in numerous kid-friendly films of the decade, including "Gremlins" (1984), "The Goonies" (1985), "Stand By Me" (1986) and "The Lost Boys" (1987). The latter film marked the beginning of a long and complex relationship, both on-screen and off, with fellow teen idol Corey Haim, whose fortunes, along with Feldman's, plunged headlong into obsolescence and drug abuse with the dawn of the 1990s. Unlike Haim, Feldman seemed to escape the maelstrom of his past by plugging along in B-pictures and television series, many of which poked fun at his personal and professional history. Feldman eventually achieved a sort of second career as himself - a former child star, with the scars to prove it - and attempted to boost Haim alongside him with the reality series, "The Two Coreys" (A&E, 2007-08). Feldman's status as childhood favorite for so many '80s-era teens, as well as his less-than-spectacular flameout and slow rise to normalcy, ensured him Hollywood immortality as one of the rare childhood stars lucky enough to survive such an ordeal intact.
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