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Four more child stars who opted for early retirement
Where did he disappear to? For the record, Lloyd — who goes by Dan rather than Danny these days — is a biology professor at a community college in Kentucky. Nothing about Lloyd screams Hollywood. In photos, he looks like your average year-old guy, clean cut with a neatly trimmed beard. Any truth there?
What Happened to Danny Lloyd After The Shining
The Shining Blanket was inspired by the classic horror film by Stanley Kubrick. The scenes from The Shining at the Overlook Hotel when Danny rides his tricycle through the halls features a bold pattern that has become iconic. The retro colors and geometric print are creepy and comforting at the same time. While lovingly suited for a cabin in the woods with a Colorado vibe, the images Danny sees in those halls are inked into our memories. This blanket measures 50" x 60" which is plenty…. Publicity still of Danny Lloyd.
Danny Lloyd began his acting career by appearing in one of the scariest movies ever, but he didn't end up staying in Hollywood after The Shining. Despite Stephen King's infamous dislike of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation , The Shining remains a towering classic in the annals of horror history. So many aspects of it have become iconic in pop culture, from the Grady Twins, to the woman in room , to the man in the bear costume, to basically everything about Jack Nicholson 's crazed performance as Jack Torrance. It shouldn't be discounted just how integral the character of Danny Torrance was to The Shining 's success though. So much of the story centers on Danny's psychic abilities that casting the wrong young actor in the role could've seriously damaged the audience's ability to suspend their disbelief. Unfortunately, child actors are often cast based more on their perceived cuteness than actual acting ability, leading to many great films with child performances that are as wooden as a log cabin.