‘Gone With The Wind’ Star Cammie King Conlon Passes AwaySeptember 3rd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Sep 03, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Gone With The Wind’ star Cammie King Conlon passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76. The actress catapulted into fame after she played the role of the angelic little daughter of Scarlett O Hara and Rhett Butler in the classic. Her son Matt Conlon said that the cause of her death was cancer. She breathed her last at her home in Fort Bragg in California.
Cammie King Conlon, who played the role of Bonnie Blue Butler in ‘Gone With The Wind’ became a household name by the time she was 5. She was often quoted as saying that she peaked in show business at the age of 5. In the film she was shown dying after falling off her pony. In a panel discussion about ‘Gone With The Wind’ in recent years, Cammie King Conlon revealed that the scene where she falls off the pony was done by a body double who she described as a ‘little man’. She also said that she received $1000 for the movie. In spite of Cammie King Conlon not venturing into other films later in her career she enjoyed significant media attention at the film festivals and the celebrations around ‘Gone With The Wind’. She also lent her voice for the Walt Disney animation venture in 1942 called ‘Bambi’.
Cammie King Colon is survived by one son, one daughter and three grandchildren. Her first husband, Ned Pollack died in 1965 and her second marriage to Mr.Conlon ended in a divorce in 1976. She worked for the Mendocino Chamber of Commerce and also started its film commission. Last year she published her book ‘Bonnie Blue Butler: A Gone With The Wind Memoir’.
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