Biography

Bobby Driscoll was an American child and young adult actor whose substantial career included work on the screen, television, stage, and radio. The 1949 films So Dear to My Heart and The Window earned him an Academy Award as the year's outstanding juvenile actor. His career and life eventually gradually went into decline. In late 1961, addicted to drugs (having begun using when 17), he was sentenced to prison. In 1965, a year after his parole expired, he relocated to New York City. He was found dead in an abandoned East Village tenement in March 1968.

Bobby Driscoll was an American child and young adult actor whose substantial career included work on the screen, television, stage, and radio. The 1949 films So Dear to My Heart and The Window earned him an Academy Award as the year's outstanding juvenile actor. His career and life eventually gradually went into decline. In late 1961, addicted to drugs (having begun using when 17), he was sentenced to prison. In 1965, a year after his parole expired, he relocated to New York City. He was found dead in an abandoned East Village tenement in March 1968.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1937-03-03

Day of Death 1968-03-30

Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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Also Known As

  • Bob Driscoll
  • Robert Driscoll

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1965 Dirt
1958 The Party Crashers as Josh Bickford
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 The Scarlet Coat as Ben Potter
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (3 episodes)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 Peter Pan as Peter Pan (voice)
1952 The Happy Time as Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard
1952 Father's Lion as Goofy Jr. (voice)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 Fathers are People as Goofy Jr.
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 When I Grow Up as Josh / Danny Reed
1950 One Hour in Wonderland as Himself / Peter Pan
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins
1949 The Window as Tommy Woodry
1948 So Dear to My Heart as Jeremiah 'Jerry' Kincaid
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 Melody Time as Bobby Driscoll
1948 If You Knew Susie as Junior Parker
1946 Song of the South as Johnny
1946 O.S.S. as Gerard
1946 So Goes My Love as Percy Maxim
1946 From This Day Forward as Timmy Beesley
1945 Identity Unknown as Toddy Loring
1944 The Big Bonanza as Spud Kilton

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