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Kids with big dreams in their eyes, Pt. 2

By Glenn Albin

Certain people are born stars. And much to the annoyance of others, they have an in vitro ability to gather crowds. Others are late bloomers, barely surviving adolescent isolation; they assess their human wreckage and successfully repackage themselves. In this part two of a series, DoYouRemember revisits the irresistible pleasure in analyzing childhood photos, searching for clues that unlock fame's secret formula.

In America, anyone can be a star. You don't have to start with money. You don't need looks. You don't even necessarily have to have talent. You do have to have drive, like nobody's business. You have to have vision. And you have to really believe in yourself when no one else does. DoYouRemember.com celebrates the success of those who dreamt really big. Look at these kids, into their eyes or at their novice gestures, and wonder what was going on in their little minds that would put them at the forefront of our culture and consciousness.

Also check out Kids With "Big Dreams In Their Eyes, Pt. 1":

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brennemanbelkin August 27 2014 at 7:30 AM

Nice post AOL. Obviously out of order and no mention of who these people are.
(I recognize some but not all)

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ofleck brennemanbelkin August 27 2014 at 9:09 AM

Nice reading brenneman....the names of the people were conveniently located under thumbnail photos.
The internets remain a mystery to some.....

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uriahheep7275 ofleck August 27 2014 at 9:38 AM

It's not about reading comprehension. It's more that this "format" is not very reader friendly. More & more mediocrity in the way journalism is presented becomes the norm.

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Patricia August 27 2014 at 11:06 AM

Looking at anything you offer always turns out to be stressful or disappointing. Your pictures/videos are too slow and your stories are fraught with misspellings and poor grammar. Always a disappointment.

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tetrarquin August 27 2014 at 11:42 AM

AOL is retarded

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henrtny August 27 2014 at 6:56 PM

AOL, get rid of the obamacare programers and hire someone who can construct a page that does not jump around while you trying to read it.

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Linda henrtny August 27 2014 at 7:31 PM

There you go mentioning Obama again. Do you think of nothing else. Try to get a life.

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investigatorkch henrtny August 28 2014 at 12:04 AM

LINDA....with that OLD symbol you are telling someone to get a life

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tetrarquin August 27 2014 at 11:41 AM

omigod hollywood stars who gives a frick about these idiots?

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cindyde August 27 2014 at 10:43 AM

George Clooney looked scary as **** lol

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BRUCE August 27 2014 at 6:47 PM

For such a plain looking average child Taylor Swift sure did blossom into a raving beauty. You do nothing wannabe's can express you jelousness all you wish...but you cannot deny that she is flat out gorgeous.

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addresses2me August 27 2014 at 12:47 PM

Not all, but mostly spoiled little rich kids if you ask me.

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siamusnomore August 27 2014 at 8:29 AM

I wouldn't have known many of these people, if I did not scroll down a little under the photos...

I saw pictures of celebs, I've never seen.

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gserlin August 27 2014 at 9:28 PM

Slide shows are the worst. I don't bother anymore.

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