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Episode 944

Bobby Driscoll
Tue, 2019-Dec-03 01:46 UTC
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With 206,210 views on Monday, 2 December 2019 our article of the day is Bobby Driscoll.

Robert Cletus Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – March 30, 1968) was an American child actor and artist, known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960. He starred in some of the Walt Disney Studios' most popular live-action pictures of that period, such as Song of the South (1946), So Dear to My Heart (1949), and Treasure Island (1950). He served as animation model and provided the voice for the title role in Peter Pan (1953). In 1950, he received an Academy Juvenile Award for outstanding performance in feature films of 1949, for his roles in So Dear to My Heart and The Window, both released in 1949.

In the mid 1950s, Driscoll's acting career began to decline, and he turned primarily to guest appearances on anthology TV series. He became addicted to narcotics and was sentenced to prison for illicit drug use. After his release, he focused his attention on the avant-garde art scene. In ill health due to his substance abuse, and with his funds depleted, he died in 1968 in an abandoned building, shortly after his 31st birthday.





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