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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:

[Johnny and his parents and Aunt Tempy are going to Johnny's grandmother's plantation for a visit]
Johnny: [referring to his grandmother] Why don't she come to see us, like she did last spring?
Sally: Well, because it... I thought you'd enjoy seeing the plantation.
Johnny: Is Grandma mad at us?
Sally: But of course not, Johnny. Whatever gave you that idea?
Johnny: Well, Georgie says everybody's mad at what Daddy writes in the newspaper.


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!


Jim Hawkins: Pirates, Captain Flint! Pirates!


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Bobby Driscoll Facts
Even though his character was animated he was the first boy ever to play Peter Pan. Before then only women played Peter Pan.

Was the first actor to sign long-term deal with Walt Disney's animation dept. When found dead, his identity was unknown and he was buried as a "John Doe" in pauper's grave. A year later, fingerprints finally revealed his identity.

Buried in a mass grave on New York's Hart Island, better known as Potter's Field.

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