Can you recognize these iconic TV stars when they were young?

See if their faces still ring a bell a few decades earlier.

Stars — they were all young once! And we have the photographic proof. 

We gathered images of some true television icons. There's just one catch — we captured them long before they were famous. 

See if you can still recognize these future stars at a tender age. Good luck!
  1. He later enforced the law in which fictional city?
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  2. Search this scene. You can spot a young man who was later seen aboard which ship?
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  3. The young man on the left later became better known as…?
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  4. This young woman would later work at a fictional sitcom station called…?
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  5. Take a close look at this scene. Which 1980s cop can you spot?
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  6. You know him by which TV name?
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  7. Three decades later, he was still wearing a cowboy hat on which show?
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  8. This young woman would later play a beloved TV character with what first name?
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  9. Underneath all that hair is a true TV icon. Pick a sitcom on which she appeared.
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  10. Here is a high school boy kicked back in 1924. You know him as the dad on which 1960s sitcom?
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  11. Finally, this young woman would later carry which famous TV family name?
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EllisClevenger 9 months ago
You got 9 out of 11
Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
Missed #9 and #11.
Geronimo 9 months ago
Correction, I got all of them right. MeTv goofed
jholton30062 9 months ago
9/11. #5 stumped me and I took a shot in the dark, and #11 looked more like Marion Ross than either of the others. Oh well, it's all for fun... #6 was really easy, because they've used that picture of Don Knotts a couple of times on "Andy Griffith."
Joseph 9 months ago
11/11. The last one almost got me. I got it right because she looked less like the other choices.
UTZAAKE 9 months ago
10/11. Foiled by #9.
4. UBS was featured in the cinematic masterpiece Network.
Wiseguy UTZAAKE 9 months ago
Also, America 2-Night (with Martin Mull). Their slogan was "We put U before the BS."
MrBill 9 months ago
8/11; I never heard of Ward Bond and did not recognize Leonard Nimoy or Loretta Swit. I was not a fan of Star Trek of M*A*S*H and did not watch those shows.
Wiseguy MrBill 9 months ago
I never watched Star Trek of M*A*S*H either. Was that the one that Hawkeye spaced out?
MaryHelen 9 months ago
I watch a LOT of reruns and always do this-- recognize young, now very famous stars. Many many times, it's their VOICE that is unmistakable. A few days ago, I saw Richard Kiel (most famous as a villain in a james bond movie) as a blind indian/native American man who finds "LASSIE" on show of that name! I did not think he would have been that old--to he been on that show. I could write a list of such sightings!
cperrynaples MaryHelen 9 months ago
Well, you certainly knew he played all the aliens in To Serve Man ["It's a cookbook!"].
nerakr 9 months ago
10/11. Missed Ward Bond, of course.
Bobbo nerakr 9 months ago
Same here!
TomTerrrific 9 months ago
The only one I didn't recognize was Florence Henderson. Too many brunettes dyed their hair blonde to get on television.
Tampammm TomTerrrific 9 months ago
LoL, I got no. 8 wrong (Loretta Swit) for that same reason.
Kirsten 9 months ago
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THESE ICONIC TV STARS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG?

You got 11 out of 11
Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
MrsPhilHarris 9 months ago
11/11 Took me a few seconds to recognize Loretta Swit.
anthony 9 months ago
10/11.Missed #7.To me "Rawhide"and "Wagon Train" might as well be the same show.So I had a 50/50 chance on that one.😋All the other ones were pretty recognizable.Except maybe Leonard Nimoy and Florence Henderson.
Jeffrey 9 months ago
You got 11 out of 11 -------------Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
BrittReid 9 months ago
I thought Lucy was Maude..oops!
cperrynaples BrittReid 9 months ago
REALLY? Bea Arthur never looked like that!!!
Zoshchenko BrittReid 9 months ago
Good, I wasnt the only one!
MaryHelen BrittReid 9 months ago
i thought it was betty white!
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