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Jodie Foster: Sibling Rivalry

While working for a film producer, Jodie Foster's ambitious mother Brandy pushed Jodie's brother, Buddy, into the spotlight. By the mid-1960s, he had made televised appearances and starred in several ads.

One day, while Buddy was preparing for his role in a Coppertone suntan lotion commercial, the casting directors spotted his sister. Young Jodie, aged three, soon appeared in his place -- in one of the most popular ads in history, having her swimsuit pulled down by a dog to reveal her little lily-white bottom.

By the age of eight, Jodie had appeared in over 40 ads and appeared on such shows as "Adam-12," "The Courtship Of Eddie's Father," and "Daniel Boone." She made her screen debut in 1968, in Mayberry RFD and went on to a blockbuster Hollywood career. And Buddy? He gave up acting and became a construction worker.

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