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Bobby Driscoll Overview:

Actor, Bobby Driscoll, was born Robert Cletus Driscoll on Mar 3, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Driscoll died at the age of 31 on Mar 30, 1968 in New York City, NY .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. However he won one Honorary Award in 1949 as the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949.

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Mini Tribute: Child Star

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 3, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born March 3, 1937, Child Actor ! In his 22-year career (1943-1965), ?appeared in over 50 films and television shows, but is probably best known for his Disney roles as Johnny in Song of the South?(1946), Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island?(1950) — and as the voice (and... Read full article


: The boy who never grew up. (1)

By Brandie on Mar 10, 2012 From True Classics

It’s become a somewhat tragic clich? in the past few decades–the young, hopeful Hollywood star, making a big splash on screens big and small before the pains of growing up on camera manifest themselves in drug addiction and wasted talent. The list seems endless, from Danny Bonaduce to th... Read full article


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Bobby Driscoll Quotes:

Jim Hawkins: Pirates, Captain Flint! Pirates!


Johnny: [on his sick bed from being struck by the bull] Uncle Remus... Come back, Uncle Remus... Come back...


Long John Silver: Now, then, matey, don't ye take it so hard? Why, 'tis lucky you came along, or Ol' John here, he'd have nothing to bargain with. But that don't mean I'd harm a hair o' your little head.
Jim Hawkins: Liar! You let go of me!


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Bobby Driscoll Facts
Even though he was the studio's first contract player, Disney terminated Driscoll's second long-term contract (covering seven years) three years early, in 1953, weeks after the theatrical release of Peter Pan. It is generally believed that his severe acne was the reason. This prevented him from playing other feature roles for the studio that would seem to be tailor-made for him, like Johnny Tremain and The Light in the Forest.

One of cinema's most critically acclaimed boy actors, he won a special Academy Award at age 12 as the "outstanding juvenile actor" of 1949 for his excellent work in the films So Dear to My Heart (1948) and The Window (1949).

Driscoll's body was discovered in an abandoned Greenwich Village tenement by two children playing there on March 30, 1968.

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