Child actress Cammie King Conlon, known for her role in Gone with the Wind, has died at the age of 76.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Cammie King Conlon played the daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in the movie “Gone with the Wind.” She had lung cancer and died at her home in California.
Cammie King Conlon’s acting career included the role of Bonnie Blue Butler in “Gone with the Wind,” when she was just four years old. It was a small, but pivotal role in the movie, as her death greatly impacted the Rhett and Scarlett’s marriage. She also did the voice over of the animated doe Faline in the Disney classic “Bambi.”
That was the end of Cammie King Conlon’s Career. Her mother insisted after these remarkable experiences that her daughter was going to grow up and have a normal childhood. That’s exactly what ensued.
MSNBC reports that Conlon reprised the role of Bonnie Blue Butler for numerous events throughout her life. She is survived by a son, Matthew Ned Conlon, who was with her when she died.
How wonderful that Cammie King Conlon’s mother insisted that she live a normal childhood, and put an end to her acting career at a very young age. While things were certainly different then, she may have saved her daughter a lifetime of life in the media’s eye, which today can equal catastrophes like those of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.