The entertainment industry has always had a start 'em young mentality, be it Britney Spears or Justin Bieber. But before that the limelight often fell on actual children - child stars. Ask anyone to name a child star and they will most likely say Shirley Temple or Judy Garland. But what about the others, the children whose fame found no longevity?
At the age of 2 years and 8 months Pat won the "Empire's Best Baby Competition" in Melbourne Australia. Like many childstars she was heavily modelled on Shirley Temple.
British Pathe made this film of toddler Pat at home and feeding swans at a nearby lake:
A Google search for Pat Wilson doesn't bring any news of her life afterwards and so she is one of our archive's many forgotten child stars.
Film: Empire's Best Baby