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Former Disney child star Bobby Driscoll’s short, tragic life

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Former Disney child star Bobby Driscoll rose to fame at age 9 as the first human being signed for Disney Productions. He won a Juvenile Oscar at age 12 and went on to voice the title role in 1953‘s animated film Peter Pan at age 16, but met a tragic end.
In 1968, the actor’s body was discovered by children playing in an abandoned New York City tenement. Only beer bottles and religious handouts were by his side.
The cause of death for the penniless 31-year-old was hardening of the arteries, a common…

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