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By Randee Dawn

Brooke Shields is an old hand in showbiz. She started out as a child actor managed by her mother, Teri Shields. And while the pair loved one another deeply, as Shields recalled in both her memoir "There Was A Little Girl" and on TODAY Wednesday, the biggest challenges for her as a kid were wrapped up in her mother's addiction issues.

"Hollywood didn't undo me," she explained. "Being famous at a young age didn't really undo me. Loving an alcoholic was sort of my emotional undoing to a certain extent."

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