Child star Fellows dead at 88

The actress became the star of her own drama in the 1930s when she fought a custody battle with her own mother, who abandoned her as an infant.

She made her movie debut in 1929’s Movie Night. By the time she became a teenager, she had appeared in more than 30 films, including The Rider of Death Valley and Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, alongside legendary funnyman W.C. Fields, and Pennies From Heaven with Bing Crosby.

Fellows died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, California on Sunday (26Jun11), according to the Los Angeles Times.