10 Forgotten Child Stars (1/10)

Pat Wilson

Pat Wilson

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.

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