Bobby Driscoll (Bobby Driscoll)

Bobby Driscoll

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. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Cletus L. Driscoll (1901 – 1969)  Sibling:  Bobby Driscoll (1937 – 1968)  Bobby Driscoll (1937 – 1968)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Heart attack brought on by liver failure and advanced arteriosclerosis

Born

  • March, 03, 1937
  • USA

Died

  • March, 03, 1968
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • Heart attack brought on by liver failure and advanced arteriosclerosis

Cemetery

  • Eternal Hills Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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