An actress who appeared in one of the most revered films ever produced has passed away. Cammie King Conlon, a former child star has died at the age of 76. She appeared in the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind in the role of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara’s daughter Bonnie Blue Butler. She was only four years old at the time, and was handpicked by MGM executives to star. “Her character’s death in a horseback riding accident irrevocably damaged parents Rhett and Scarlett’s already tumultuous marriage.”
Earlier this week (Wednesday), the actress lost her battle with lung cancer while at home in Fort Bragg, Calif. At the time of her death, her son, Matthew Ned Conlon was by her side. After Gone With the Wind the actress only appeared in a couple more films before officially throwing in the towel. According to Conlon, “I was washed up at 5.”
Surprisingly, Conlon has been outlived by her former co-star Olivia De Havilland who played Melanie Hamilton in Gone With the Wind. The Oscar winning actress is 94 years old and living the retired life.
Here’s a bit of Conlon’s work in Gone With the Wind opposite Vivien Liegh and Clark Gable.
Were you fan of Conlon’s performance?