Bobby Driscoll


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Original Name Robert Cletus Driscoll
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Mar 1968 (aged 31)
East Village, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8816 View Source

Actor. He was a highly acclaimed child actor who won a special Oscar (Juvenile Academy Award) for his starring role in 1949's "The Window," and was the first child actor put under exclusive contract to Walt Disney Studios. Besides the suspense movie "The Window," he is best known for his work in "Song of the South" (1946), "So Dear to My Heart" (1948), "Treasure Island" (1950) and "Peter Pan" (1953). He walked away from Hollywood in 1957 to take a normal job. Unfortunately, his life quickly slid downhill after numerous arrests for drug possession, assault and forgery and also a 6-month prison sentence and a stay at a psychiatric hospital. At one point, Bobby became part of The Factory, Andy Warhol's art collective in Greenwich Village, New York. Bobby died penniless and alone in an abandoned East Village, New York City tenement and is buried in Potter's Field on nearby Hart Island.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 11 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8816
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Driscoll (3 Mar 1937–30 Mar 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8816, citing Potters Field, Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .