A Throwback To Johnny Carson's Interview With 7-Year-Old Drew Barrymore

On July 28, 1982, a then seven-year-old Drew Barrymore appeared on the "Johnny Carson Show." 

In this cute-as-a-button video, it's clear, even at such a young age, why this charismatic actress has gone from strength-to-strength in her career. 

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Born into a family that worked in the film and television industry, Barrymore was destined for fame. She was only 11 months old when she appeared in her first gig, a dog food commercial. She rose to fame after starring as Gertie in the hit movie, "E.T."

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Despite early success at work, Barrymore's home life was floundering. The young actress found herself addicted to alcohol and drugs by the age of 13. An unhealthy lifestyle practiced by her parents was a large reason for this downward spiral.

Barrymore legally divorced her parents at the age of 14. By 15, she was struggling to find a job in the industry because of her family. Barrymore hit rock bottom at age 16 and found herself cleaning toilets just to get by. Slowly but surely, Barrymore began to get back up on her feet. Now at age 44, Barrymore has built an empire of successful acting and directorial accomplishments.

When she was only seven years old, Barrymore captured the heart of the nation after appearing on the "Johnny Carson Show." The legendary talk show host handled his interview with the young girl with the ease of a grandfather talking to his beloved granddaughter.

You will melt when you see this adorable clip from the past. After you have watched this video, be sure to spread the cuteness to everyone in your social network.