About Child Actor Bobby Driscoll

Celebrity Q&A
December 30, 2012

Actor performed in Disney films, with Burl Ives and as voice of Peter Pan

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I remember seeing a movie when I was 7 or 8 about a little black lamb and a boy and girl. I’ve never heard of it since.
—R.J. Jennings, Rock Springs, Wyo.

That 1948 Disney gem, “So Dear to My Heart,” starred child actors Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten, who had teamed two years earlier in “Song of the South.” Also starring were Beulah Bondi and actor-folksinger Burl Ives. Driscoll went on to star in “The Window” and “Treasure Island” and provided the voice of Peter Pan in the 1953 animated Disney classic. He died at the age of 31 in 1968 of heart failure due to drug abuse.

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