Peter Pan

Bobby Driscoll and Kathryn Beaumont
RCA Victor Y-4001
Total Time: 17:55

Robert Cletus “Bobby” Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – c. March 1968) was an American child actor known for a large body of cinema and TV performances from 1943 to 1960. He starred in some of The Walt Disney Company’s most popular live-action pictures of that period, such as Song of the South (1946), So Dear to My Heart (1948), and Treasure Island (1950). He served as animation model and provided the voice for the title role in Peter Pan (1953). In 1950, he received an Academy Juvenile Award for outstanding performance in feature films.

In the mid-1950s, Driscoll’s career began to decline, and he turned primarily to guest appearances on anthology TV series. He became addicted to narcotics and was sentenced to prison for drug use. After his release he focused his attention on the avant-garde art scene. In ill health from his drug use, and his funds completely depleted, he died in March 1968.

Kathryn Beaumont (born 27 June 1938) is an English actress, singer, school teacher and a Disney Legend who was born in London. She is best known for playing the voice of both Alice, in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan. Walt Disney personally cast Beaumont after seeing the film On an Island with You, in which child actress Beaumont had a small role. Beaument has also reprised her voice acting role as Alice in two episodes of the animated series, Disney’s House of Mouse.

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