Cammie King Conlon, who played the child of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in the legendary film “Gone With The Wind,” died at her home Fort Bragg, Calif.
Conlon’s character, Bonnie Blue Butler, died after falling from a pony in the film and the event began the downward spiral of O’Hara and Butler’s relationship.
Conlon was a voice actress in Walt Disney’s “Bambi” a few years later, but that was it for her career.
Conlon kept up appearances at “Gone With the Wind” enthusiasts, according to CBS News.
“Star Trek” enthusiasts are one thing, “Gone with the Wind” enthusiasts must be a whole basket of weird. What with their fancy talking and stylish 1930s clothing and all.
After she left the Hollywood, Conlon spent She spent 40 years working as a marketing coordinator for the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, which seems like a pretty sweet and nonstressful gig.
If Conlon is any indicator, then child stars should just work a few years, get some cash (she earned $1,000 for her role, which is like $2 bazillion in 2010 money*) then retire and work some fun marketing job.
*This is not true.