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.

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.

This is too cool. Disney animations spliced with actors posing for reference.

Disney animations spliced with the actors posing for reference

This is too cool. Disney animations spliced with actors posing for reference.

Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Burl Ives, and Luana Patten in So Dear to My Heart (1948)

Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Burl Ives, and Luana Patten in So Dear to My Heart (1948)

"Robert Cletus "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)." Read more…

"Robert Cletus "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)." Read more…

Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll

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

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

Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll was an American child actor known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960, plus he served as animation model and provided the voice for Disney's  Peter Pan. In the mid-1950s, Driscoll's acting career began to decline. He became addicted to drugs and was sentenced to prison. 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 at age 31.

Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll was an American child actor known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960, plus he served as animation model and provided the voice for Disney's Peter Pan. In the mid-1950s, Driscoll's acting career began to decline. He became addicted to drugs and was sentenced to prison. 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 at age 31.

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