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Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins and Robert Newton as pirate Long John Silver in the Disney version of Treasure Island

Bobby Driscoll, who grew up in front of the cameras in Disney films like Song of the South and Treasure Island, died in 1968 at age 31. Driscoll's body was found in a New York tenement and went unidentified at the time of his death. It wasn't until two years later, when his mother began inquiring about his whereabouts, that it was discovered the young actor was buried in an unmarked grave in Potter's Field.

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Peter Pan (Bobby Driscol), Wendy (Kathryn Beaumont), Hook (Hans Conried), and Tinkerbell | if you're interested, look up Bobby Driscoll and read his story. It's tragic.

Peter Pan (Bobby Driscol), Wendy (Kathryn Beaumont), Hook (Hans Conried), and Tinkerbell (Margaret Kerry)

Peter Pan (voice of Bobby Driscoll) in 'Peter pan' (1953, C. Geronimi, W. Jackson, H. Luske and J. Kinney)

Peter Pan (voice of Bobby Driscoll) in 'Peter pan' (1953, C. Geronimi, W. Jackson, H. Luske and J. Kinney)

Bobby Driscoll, the voice of Peter Pan. His story is tragic. He was a child star, and afterwards, other kids made fun of him, he became a drug addict by 17, and he died at 31:( I love this movie, and this was depressing and kind of ruined my childhood. I still love Peter Pan no matter what though.

it's a shame Bobby Driscoll (the voice of Peter Pan) passed away at such a young age

In 1968, two boys playing in a deserted and rat-infested tenement found the body of a 31yo drug addict, surrounded by religious pamphlets and empty beer bottles. Not until 19 months later was the body identified as that of child actor Bobby Driscoll, Academy Award winner and voice of Peter Pan. He was a Lost Boy after all.

In two boys playing in a deserted and rat-infested tenement found the body of a drug addict. Not until 19 months later was the body identified as that of child actor Bobby Driscoll, Academy Award winner and voice of Peter Pan. He was a Lost Boy after all.

Bobby Driscoll with Walt Disney.

Bobby Driscoll (Live Model & voice of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan) with Walt Disney.

Bobby Driscoll and Kathryn Beaumont watching Peter Pan. Happy Screen Debut Day Feb•5•16  pic obtained from @/neverlandrs ig

voice actors for Peter and Wendy (Bobby Driscoll and Kathryn Beaumont) watching the premiere of Peter Pan. << I feel like this picture sums up their characters so well

"Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll. Won an Academy Award for outstanding juvenile actor for his role in "The Window" 1949. 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…

Bobby Driscoll receiving the Juvenile Academy Award for his work in the films So Dear to My Heart

The voices of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. Girls talk too much.

Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy) yacking on the set of Peter Pan Bobby Driscol (Peter Pan): "Girls talk too much!

*JOHNNY (Bobby Driscoll) & GINNY (Luana Patten) ~ Song of the South, 1946

*JOHNNY (Bobby Driscoll) & GINNY (Luana Patten) ~ Song of the South, 1946

died too young

died too young

Treasure Island (DVD / NTSC) Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea

Treasure Island (DVD / NTSC) Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea

Bobby Driscoll (March 3, 1937-March 30, 1968) - Date of death is approximate. His body was found that day.

Bobby Driscoll (March - Date of death is approximate. His body was found that day.