VH1 Names Gary Coleman the Greatest Kid Star

VH1 Premieres '100 Greatest Kid Stars' In A 5-Night Series Hosted By

Christopher Knight Beginning Monday June 13 9PM*

Jun 09, 2005, 01:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has crowned Gary Coleman, of
 "Diff'rent Strokes" fame, the number one kid star. Macaulay Culkin, Mary Kate
 & Ashley Olsen, Jodie Foster, Drew Barrymore, Emmanuel Lewis, Ron Howard,
 Corey Feldman, Maureen McCormick and Danny Bonaduce round out the top ten on
 the list.
     Premiering on Monday, June 13 at 9 P.M.* and hosted by Christopher Knight,
 "100 Greatest Kid Stars" is a five-night special that follows the tradition of
 VH1's successful "100 Greatest ... " franchise. VH1 has assembled the
 definitive list of child stars, and counts them down using new, exclusive
 interviews with many of the stars themselves and that golden footage from way
 back when ...
        1.   Gary Coleman (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
        2.   Macaulay Culkin (HOME ALONE)
        3.   Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen (FULL HOUSE)
        4.   Jodie Foster (TAXI DRIVER, FREAKY FRIDAY)
        5.   Drew Barrymore (E.T.)
        6.   Emmanuel Lewis (WEBSTER)
        7.   Ron Howard (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW)
        8.   Corey Feldman  (STAND BY ME, GOONIES)
        9.   Maureen McCormick  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        10.  Danny Bonaduce  (THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY)
        11.  The Jackson Five
        12.  Brooke Shields (PRETTY BABY)
        13.  Jonathan Lipnicki  (JERRY MAGUIRE)
        14.  Tatum O'Neal  (PAPER MOON)
        15.  Kirk Cameron  (GROWING PAINS)
        16.  Dustin Diamond   (SAVED BY THE BELL)
        17.  Molly Ringwald  (16 CANDLES)
        18.  Ricky Schroder   (THE CHAMP, SILVER SPOONS)
        19.  Keshia Knight Pulliam (THE COSBY SHOW)
        20.  Christopher Knight  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        21.  Joey Lawrence  (GIMME A BREAK!)
        22.  Barry Williams  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        23.  Kim Fields  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
        24.  Henry Thomas  (E.T.)
        25.  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  (HOME IMPROVEMENT)
        26.  Corey Haim  (LUCAS, THE LOST BOYS)
        27.  Fred Savage  (THE WONDER YEARS)
        28.  Alyssa Milano  (WHO'S THE BOSS?)
        29.  Valerie Bertinelli  (ONE DAY AT A TIME)
        30.  Lisa Whelchel  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
        31.  Melissa Gilbert  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
        32.  Malcolm-Jamal Warner  (THE COSBY SHOW)
        33.  New Edition
        34.  Susan Olsen (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        35.  Soleil Moon Frye  (PUNKY BREWSTER)
        36.  Linda Blair  (THE EXORCIST)
        37.  Jaleel White  (FAMILY MATTERS)
        38.  Sara Gilbert (ROSEANNE)
        39.  Sarah Jessica Parker  (SQUARE PEGS)
        40.  Todd Bridges  (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
        41.  Anthony Michael Hall  (16 CANDLES)
        42.  Mike Lookingland  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        43.  Mindy Cohn  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
        44.  Joey McIntyre   (NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK)
        45.  Butch Patrick (THE MUNSTERS)
        46.  Tina Yothers  (FAMILY TIES)
        47.  Leann Rimes
        48.  David Faustino (MARRIED ...  WITH CHILDREN)
        49.  Kristy McNichol  (FAMILY)
        50.  Danielle Brisebois (ALL IN THE FAMILY)
        51.  Tempest Bledsoe (THE COSBY SHOW)
        52.  Michael Fishman  (ROSEANNE)
        53.  Mayim Bialik  (BLOSSOM)
        54.  Quinn Cummings  (THE GOODBYE GIRL)
        55.  Danica McKellar   (THE WONDER YEARS)
        56.  Danny Pintauro  (WHO'S THE BOSS?)
        57.  Danielle Spencer  (WHAT'S HAPPENING!!)
        58.  Brian Bonsall  (FAMILY TIES)
        59.  Kirsten Dunst  (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE)
        60.  Jason Bateman  (SILVER SPOONS)
        61.  Eve Plumb  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        62.  Wil Wheaton  (STAND BY ME)
        63.  Peter Billingsley  (A CHRISTMAS STORY)
        64.  Lara Jill Miller  (GIMME A BREAK!)
        65.  Heather O'Rourke  (POLTERGEIST)
        66.  Jill Whelan  (THE LOVE BOAT)
        67.  Jonathan Ke Quan  (INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM)
        68.  Michael Oliver  (PROBLEM CHILD)
        69.  Edward Furlong  (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY)
        70.  Jerry O'Connell  (STAND BY ME)
        71.  Erin Moran  (HAPPY DAYS)
        72.  Jason Hervey  (THE WONDER YEARS)
        73.  Adam Rich    (EIGHT IS ENOUGH)
        74.  Tatyana Ali  (THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR)
        75.  Elijah Wood  (AVALON)
        76.  Robbie Rist  (THE BRADY BUNCH)
        77.  Diane Lane  (A LITTLE ROMANCE)
        78.  Peter Ostrum  (WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
        79.  Menudo
        80.  Justin Henry  (KRAMER VS. KRAMER)
        81.  Nancy McKeon  (THE FACTS OF LIFE)
        82.  Lance Kerwin  (JAMES AT 15)
        83.  Jeremy Miller  (GROWING PAINS)
        84.  Raven-Symone  (THE COSBY SHOW)
        85.  Scott Schwartz  (THE TOY, A CHRISTMAS STORY)
        86.  Shannen Doherty  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
        87.  Jackie Earle Haley  (THE BAD NEWS BEARS)
        88.  Cynthia Nixon  (LITTLE DARLINGS)
        89.  Amy Linker  (SQUARE PEGS)
        90.  Kris Kross
        91.  Dana Plato  (DIFF'RENT STROKES)
        92.  Lecy Goranson  (ROSEANNE)
        93.  Anna Paquin  (THE PIANO)
        94.  Jenna Von Oy  (BLOSSOM)
        95.  Alfonso Ribeiro  (SILVER SPOONS)
        96.  Alison Arngrim  (LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE)
        97.  Christina Ricci  (MERMAIDS)
        98.  Hanson
        99.  Lacey Chabert  (PARTY OF FIVE)
        100. Candace Cameron  (FULL HOUSE)
     *all times ET/PT
      Contacts:  Michelle Clark/VH1