5 Things That Made Gary Coleman Gary Coleman

Child Stars, Gary Coleman, Podcast, R.I.P.

Gary Coleman died five years ago today, on May 28, 2010. He was 42. He was a former child star. He was not any former child star.

What made Coleman a singular Hollywood figure discussed in an updated episode of The Joal Ryan Thing podcast.

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Also, here’s the piece I wrote on Coleman for E! Online five years ago. I think it still stands: Coleman isn’t the child star who lost it all; he’s the child star who never had it all.