Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll

Original Name Robert Cletus Driscoll
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Mar 1968 (aged 31)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8816 · View Source
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Actor. He was a highly acclaimed child actor who won a special Oscar for his starring role in 1949's "The Window," and was the first child actor put under exclusive contract to Disney studios. Besides the suspense movie "The Window," he is best known for his work in "Song of the South" (1946) and "Treasure Island" (1950). 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. Bobby died penniless and alone in an abandoned New York tenement and is buried in Potter's Field on nearby Hart Island.

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  • Added: 11 Mar 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Driscoll (3 Mar 1937–30 Mar 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8816, citing Potters Field, Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .