OLATHE, Kan. — Was it the stuff that lured hundreds of garage-sale shoppers to a south Olathe home?
Or was it hard-luck actor Willie Aames, who played Tommy Bradford in "Eight is Enough" and later portrayed the costumed hero "Bibleman"?
It had to be Aames, who is trying to move on after a tough year: bankruptcy, a ruptured marriage and a suicide attempt last Thanksgiving.
Hundreds of people, many with cameras, gathered outside his home Thursday for the two-hour sale of belongings that marked the former child actor's life.
There was a plush leather couch and chair and a giant television. Also, a lion head mounted on an oak pedestal, along with stuffed wild boars and other wildlife he hunted. Other items included crystal and posters of Aames when he was young.
The posters had the blond curls that helped launch his acting career at age 9. Now he is 48, and the curls are marked with gray.
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