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Helen Badgley (1908–1977)

Helen Badgley was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1910. She made her film debut a year later in Brother Bob's Baby (1911) as "the baby". She became popularly known as "The Thanhouser Kidlet" and appeared in many films as a child. She "retired" from the film business when she turned six years old--she lost her front teeth and had to wait ... See full bio »

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Little Dorrit Young Little Dorrit
Milestones of Life Pauline Avon, as a child
Pots-and-Pans Peggy Peggy's Sister


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 1917 The Heart of Ezra Greer
The Poor Little Girl
 1917 The Fires of Youth
 1917 The Candy Girl
Nell's Little Sister
 1917 Pots-and-Pans Peggy
Peggy's Sister
 1917 A Modern Monte Cristo
Virginia Deane, age 6
 1916 The Stolen Triumph
Little Alice
 1915 His Majesty, the King (Short)
Princess Helen - Alfonso's Sister
 1915 His Vocation (Short)
Eulalie, Beata's little sister
 1915 The Baby and the Boss (Short)
Helen, the Baby (as Helen Badgely)
 1915 In Baby's Garden (Short)
Baby Helen
 1915 The Spirit of Audubon (Short)
 1915 The Mystery of Eagle's Cliff (Short)
Helen Crandon - their child
 1915 The Price of Her Silence
The daughter
 1915 Helen's Babies (Short)
 1915 The Game (Short)
Jeanne - the Widow's Daughter
 1915 Milestones of Life
Pauline Avon, as a child
 1915 Mercy on a Crutch (Short)
The Sheriff's Daughter
 1915 Tracked Through the Snow (Short)
 1915 The Stolen Anthurium (Short)
 1915 Which Shall It Be? (Short)
Dick - the Bad Boy
 1915 The Two Cent Mystery (Short)
 1915 Bud Blossom (Short)
Bud Blossom
 1915 The Six-Cent Loaf (Short)
Norah Quinn - Mary's Sister
 1915 The Baby Benefactor (Short)
The Baby
 1915 The Three Roses (Short)
The Third Rose
 1915 Big Brother Bill (Short)
 1915 Just Kids (Short)
 1915 The Cycle of Hatred (Short)
Little Helen Tracy
 1915 The Life Worth While (Short)
 1915 Joe Harkin's Ward (Short)
Barbara - Joe Harkins' Ward - as a child
 1915 Little Bobby (Short)
Little Bobby
 1915/II Do Unto Others (Short)
 1915 His Sister's Kiddies (Short)
Ethel Golden - Bender's Niece
 1915 Helen Intervenes (Short)
Helen Carlton
 1915 The Volunteer Fireman (Short)
 1915 The Bridal Bouquet (Short)
 1914 The Barrier of Flames (Short)
The Mayor's Daughter
 1914 Mrs. Van Ruyter's Stratagem (Short)
Helena - Broadhurst's Little Girl
 1914 A Messenger of Gladness (Short)
Little Helen Smith
 1914 Zudora
 1914 The Terror of Anger (Short)
 1914 Left in the Train (Short)
 1914 The Benevolence of Conductor 786 (Short)
Baby Helen
 1914 A Dog's Love (Short)
Baby Helen
 1914 Little Mischief (Short)
Little Mischief
 1914 The Butterfly Bug (Short)
The Demon Child
 1914 A Gentleman for a Day (Short)
 1914 Deborah the Jewish Maiden (Short)
Anna's Child
 1914 The Widow's Mite (Short)
The Widow's 'Mite'
 1914 For Her Child (Short)
Elizabeth Harper - their Daughter
 1914 Was She Right in Forgiving Him? (Short)
Robin - the Child
 1914 The Infant Heart Snatcher (Short)
May's Daughter
 1914 The Musician's Daughter (Short)
May - age 4
 1914 The Tin Soldier and the Dolls (Short)
Helen Gray - Queen of the Nursery
 1914 Repentance (Short)
May Gray - 4 year old Daughter (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914 Guilty or Not Guilty (Short)
Helen - May's Sister (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914/II The Dancer (Short)
Anna's Little Daughter
 1914 The Success of Selfishness (Short)
Nita - Tom & Grace's Daughter
 1914 The Woman Pays (Short)
The Watson 4-year old son
 1914 Her Love Letters (Short)
The Williamson Child (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914 The Power of the Mind (Short)
Little Helen Graham (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914 Turkey Trot Town (Short)
Elaine - the Van Horn Child (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914 Coals of Fire (Short)
Helen - Blodgett's Motherless Child (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1914 When the Cat Came Back (Short)
A Child
 1914 Their Golden Wedding (Short)
 1914 Frou Frou
Georges, Frou Frou's son
 1913 An Amateur Animal Trainer (Short) (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 His Father's Wife (Short)
The Little Girl (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short)
Golightly, a Fairy (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 Lawyer, Dog and Baby (Short) (as The Thanhouse Kidlet)
 1913 Their Great Big Beautiful Doll (Short)
Daisy, the Widow's Little Girl
 1913 A Clothes-Line Quarrel (Short)
Helen - the Child
 1913 Baby's Joy Ride (Short)
Dorothy Winters, the Child (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 The Children's Hour (Short)
 1913 The Twins and the Other Girl (Short)
The Other Girl (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 The Girl of the Cabaret (Short)
Their Daughter (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1913 Proposal by Proxy (Short)
The Little Siser
 1913 Little Dorrit (Short)
Young Little Dorrit
 1913 A Crepe Bonnet (Short)
 1913/I His Sacrifice (Short)
The Baby Girl
 1913 The Runaway (Short)
The Younger Boy
 1913 A Pullman Nightmare (Short)
The Daughter
 1913 The Spoiled Darling's Doll (Short)
The Spoiled Darling's Doll
 1913 Just a Shabby Doll (Short)
The Daughter
 1913 The Ghost in Uniform (Short)
 1913 A Mystery of Wall Street (Short)
 1913 The Tiniest of Stars (Short)
The Little Girl
 1912 The Repeater (Short)
The Reformer's Little Daughter
 1912 The Forest Rose (Short)
 1912 Cross Your Heart (Short)
 1912 The County's Prize Baby (Short)
The Prize Baby
 1912 In a Garden (Short)
Child visitor to garden
 1912 When Mercy Tempers Justice (Short) (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1912 Big Sister (Short)
The Baby
 1912 Baby Hands (Short)
The Child
 1912 Dottie's New Doll (Short)
Dottie's New Doll (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1912 The Baby Bride (Short)
The Baby Bride
 1912 My Baby's Voice (Short)
Ruth Mackey - the Baby
 1912 The Guilty Baby (Short)
The Guilty Baby (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
 1911 Brother Bob's Baby (Short)
The Baby
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Alternate Names:

Helen Badgely | The Thanhouse Kidlet | The Thanhouser Kidlet

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