Cinema: A Male Shirley Temple?

The Courtship of Eddie's Father. A young man named Ronny Howard is Hollywood's latest heartthrob, but to look at him you'd never know it. His hair is the color of iodine. His teeth are separated by gaps he can push a pea through. His face is so heavily freckled his eyes can be located only when he blinks. Furthermore, he stands a mere 5 ft. 1 in., weighs less than 70 Ibs., and talks in a squeaky little voice that sounds as if it came from a nine-year-old boy. It does. It comes from a...

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