People: Jul. 16, 2001

BOY SOPRANO TAKES A HIT IN THE REAL WORLD

ROBERT ILER plays Tony Soprano Jr., the doughy son of an enterprising, Machiavellian Mob boss on The Sopranos; he is also a child actor. Not since Drew Barrymore merged child acting with a vodka-filled gene pool has a young'un been so destined for a date with trouble. Iler, 16, joined the fabled ranks of Barrymore, Danny Bonaduce and the cast of Diff'rent Strokes when he and three associates were arrested last week. New York City police called it a case of strong-arm robbery, in which two teen victims were relieved of $40....

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