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The tragic story of Bobby Driscoll

Hollywood eats it's young!

by Anonymousreply 1203/21/2013

My favorite kid actor. So good in Treasure Island.

Reading how his life turned out really broke my heart.

by Anonymousreply 103/20/2013

He was a cute kidnd a very good actor. Recently saw the movie he was nominated for--he was good! His adult life was a very sad story.

by Anonymousreply 203/20/2013

See, it's not just porn stars who die young.

by Anonymousreply 303/20/2013

Jesus, that's depressing OP.

by Anonymousreply 403/20/2013

Forgot to add I would never encourage my kids to go to Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 503/20/2013

Love how the Disney Corporation cut him off for the crime of getting some zits. And pubes.

by Anonymousreply 603/20/2013

How did Hollywood eat this kid? He had parents and he was getting into trouble at 17.

Why can't people look at a brief career as a child performer as an added bonus in life? A chance to accumulate some money and use it wisely when the work dries up? Sorry it turned out sadly but not sure who is to blame.

by Anonymousreply 703/20/2013

When I was eight years old, I was planning to build a rowboat and row from the east coast through the Panama Canal to Hollywood where I could be with Bobby Driscoll. A diary entry of mine said, "I like Bobby Driscoll and wish he was 8. He played Jim Hawkins." Guess I figured I might forget who he was, but also that he was now much older than me. I didn't know at the time he was dead.

My father found the diary a few years later. He ribbed me about it but didn't dwell on the subtext, but I was embarrassed just the same.

I was lucky the rowboat went aground near Nassau and I was sent home.

by Anonymousreply 803/20/2013

You are so cute r8. I want to hug you.

by Anonymousreply 903/20/2013

Bobby Driscoll is the child actor Charles Crumb became obsessed with (somewhat dangerously, it seems) as an adolescent in "Crumb".

by Anonymousreply 1003/20/2013

"The Party Crashers" was Frances Farmer's last movie.

by Anonymousreply 1103/21/2013

Hot. Was he into the cock?

by Anonymousreply 1203/21/2013
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