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Bobby Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – March 30, 1968) was an American child actor and artist. He had a number of movie and television performances from 1943 to 1960. He acted in Walt Disney Studios' best known live action movies of that period. Those included Song of the South (1946), So Dear to My Heart (1949) and Treasure Island (1950).

Driscoll provided the voice for the title role in the 1953 movie Peter Pan. For The Window and So Dear to My Heart, Driscoll won an Academy Juvenile Award for his roles in those two movies.

In the mid-1950s, Driscoll's acting career began to go down. He turned to guest appearances on television.

Driscoll was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He died in New York City from heart failure at age 31.


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