Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Bonnie Blue Butler" Has Died...

I love Gone With The Wind...It is truly one of the greatest movies made. Cammie King Conlon who played Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh's daughter, Bonnie Blue in the movie, has passed away. I didn't even know she was still alive truthfully. When i watch old movies, i always wonder what has happened to the actors in the supporting roles that were never heard from again...

Conlon was 4 years old when she portrayed the ill-fated Bonnie Blue Butler in the 1939 blockbuster film "Gone With the Wind." Three years later, she voiced the part of the doe Faline in "Bambi."

After that, she departed show business and eventually had a family and a new career. As she grew older, Conlon was a gracious link between the film and its millions of fans.

Those fans are mourning the passing of Conlon, who died of lung cancer Wednesday in Fort Bragg, California, where she lived for about 30 years, said friend and family spokesman Bruce Lewis. Conlon was 76.

Conlon, credited in the movie cast as Cammie King, was picked to play the daughter of Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in the 1939 adaptation of the classic novel by Margaret Mitchell.

"I'm a very lucky person," Conlon told the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, last year. "[The film] has added dimension to my life. Of all the little girls, they picked me."


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