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Bobby Driscoll Biography

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Birth Name: Bobby Driscoll
Born: 03/03/1937
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 03/30/1968

Bobby Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – March 30, 1968) was an American child actor known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960. He starred in some of The Walt Disney Company's most popular live-action pictures of that period, such as ''Song of the South'' (1946), ''So Dear to My Heart'' (1948), 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.

In the mid-1950s, Driscoll's career began to decline, turning primarily to guest appearances on anthology TV series. He became addicted to narcotics and was sentenced to prison for drug use. After his release he focused his attention on the avant-garde art scene. In ill health from his drug use, and his funds completely depleted, he died in March 1968.