Patty McCormack then and now: From a child star in 'Bad Seed' to looking glamorous in 2018

More than 60 years ago, a double-braided Patty McCormack took Hollywood by storm, collecting Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations before becoming the youngest person ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Not bad, right?

A child model at age 4 and an actress by 7, McCormack's career took off with the release of 1956's "The Bad Seed," the film that earned her numerous accolades. (She also starred in the same role on Broadway.) The following years brought dozens of film and TV roles, including the original "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "As The World Turns" and "The Ropers," a spinoff of "Three's Company."

Fast-forwarded to 2018: At 73 years old, the Brooklyn-born actress maintains a remarkable acting career, regularly snagging spots in top-tier productions. She played First Lady Pat Nixon in 2008's "Frost/Nixon," which was nominated for five Academy Awards, and also had recurring roles on "The Sopranos," "Scandal" and "Desperate Housewives." Just this year, she joined the cast of "General Hospital" and -- of course! -- appeared in a remake of "The Bad Seed."

Oh, and for what it's worth, she's still a knockout, looking gorgeous as ever in her golden years. Take a look at the lovely Patty McCormack through the years in the gallery below.

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Actress Patty McCormack in a scene from the movie 'The Bad Seed' (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Patty McCormack in a scene from the movie 'The Bad Seed' (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1957- Hollywood, CA: Patty McCormack sticking out her tongue during a scene in the 1957 film 'The Bad Seed'. Undated movie still.
Actress Patty McCormack (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Eddie Hodges gives acting directions to co-stars Patty McCormack (L), and Sherry Jackson off-camera for the film 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn', 1960. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1/2/1968- Hollywood, CA- Patty McCormack Age: 22. Hair: Blonde. Face: Pretty. Occupation: Actress. Employment: Scarce. But it was only 11 years ago taht Patty with the Dutch boy haircut (notshown) won an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her role as a very bad girl in 'The Bad Seed'. Patty hopes to make her comeback at the tender age of 22 to lose that washed up feeling.
Kevin Coughlin and Patty McCormack talking in a scene from the film 'Maryjane', 1968. (Photo by American International Pictures/Getty Images)
Kevin Coughlin and Patty McCormack standing at a picnic table in a scene from the film 'Maryjane', 1968. (Photo by American International Pictures/Getty Images)
Unspecified - 1970: Patty McCormack appearing on the ABC soap opera 'The Best of Everything'. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
MARCUS WELBY, M.D. - 'The Brittle Warrior' - Aired on September 10, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PATTY MCCORMACK;FORREST TUCKER
MARCUS WELBY, M.D. - 'The Brittle Warrior' - Aired on September 10, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN FUDGE;PATTY MCCORMACK
Patty McCormack and Gary Sandy during 36th Annual Tony Awards Party at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 9: Actress Patty McCormack attends the Museum of Television and Radio Cocktail Party on September 9, 2004 at The Museum of Television and Radio, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
BEVERY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 12: Patty McCormack and Marvin Paige at The 22nd Annual American Cinematheque Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 12, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Actress Patty McCormack arrives at the premiere of Universal's 'Frost/Nixon' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NO MIDDLE EAST/INDIA/RUSSIA Photo © 2008 Luis Guerra/The Grosby Group New York, November 17, 2008 THIS PHOTO:PATTY MCCORMACK Frost/Nixon premiere at Ziegfeld theatre. PGlg6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Actress Patty McCormack arrives at the premiere of Universal's 'Frost/Nixon' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Actresses Piper Laurie and Patty McCormack at the 4th Annual LA Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Gala Event. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
Actress Patty McCormack arrives at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award presentation to Matt Damon, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Patty McCormack (R) arrives at the opening night of 'HAIR' at the Pantages Theatre on January 6, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 21: Patty McCormack attends 2nd Annual Wisteria Lane Block Party at Universal Studios Backlot on April 21, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Actress Patty McCormack arrives for the premiere of 'Buttwhistle' held at Arena Cinema Hollywood on April 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 10: Actress Patty McCormack attends Kat Kramer's 'Films That Change The World' on April 10, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for KNK Productions)
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