Cammie King Conlon
September 3, 2010 by Post Team
Cammie King Conlon, than as an angelic child played the daughter of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind”, then enjoyed a kind of fan following at film festivals, died Wednesday at his home in Fort Bragg, California was 76.
The cause was cancer, his son, Matt Conlon said.
Mrs. King Conlon, as had been known since her marriage to Michael Conlon in 1971, was 4 when she played Bonnie Blue Butler. Bonnie was the son of the manipulation of Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) and the rogue Rhett (Clark Gable), who had a turbulent love affair in Atlanta during the Civil War. Appearing in only a few scenes, Bonnie died when she fell off her horse.
His only other acting credit as the voice of salt, a young female in the 1942 Disney animated film “Bambi.” “I peaked in show business at age 5,” she often said.
Still, with the popularity of “Gone With the Wind,” which Mrs. King Conlon is a degree of celebrity in film festivals and parties for the film. In 1989 he was one of the 10 surviving cast members who went to Atlanta for a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary week of release. In a roundtable discussion, Mrs. King Conlon said a 35-year-old, whom he called a “little person” had been his double in the scene where she fell off her horse. She received and 1,000 for his work on the film, she said.
Eleanore Cammack King was born in Los Angeles on August 5, 1934. In addition to his son, Matt, she is survived by his daughter, Katie Byrne, and three grandchildren. Her first husband, Ned Pollack, who died in 1965. Her marriage to Mr. Conlon ended in divorce in 1976.
Mrs. King Conlon, who graduated from the University of Southern California, worked for the Chamber of Commerce Mendocino Coast and began his film commission.
Last year, after the publication of “Bonnie Blue Butler: A Memory Gone With the Wind” on his own account, was interviewed by The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California was asked about his role in the popularity of the movie, she “I had nothing to do with it. I was 5. They said, ‘Stand here. Do this’.”
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