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Bobby Driscoll

  • Original Name Robert Cletus
  • Birth 3 Mar 1937 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 1968 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Cenotaph Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot Calvary Section, block 243, lot 7
  • Memorial ID 9272

Highly acclaimed child actor. Won a special Oscar for his starring roll in 1949's "The Window." Bobby Driscoll 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.

Bio by: A.J.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9272
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Driscoll (3 Mar 1937–30 Mar 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9272, citing Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .