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Bobby Driscoll (1937-1968)

Song of the South, Treasure Island.

Found dead in 1968 in an abandoned New York City tenemant. He was 31.


  • Took more than a year for body to be identified (by fingerprints) as Bobby Driscoll, per
  • Buried as "John Doe."
  • Cause of death listed as drug overdose. Arguably, the first former child star O.D. statistic.
  • Costarred, at age 21, with fellow doomed star Frances Farmer in his final film, 1958's The Party Crashers.
  • Supplied the voice of Peter Pan for Disney's Peter Pan.
  • Received, at age 13, a special Academy Award in 1950.


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