Ex Child Star to Be Checked as Drug Addict. October 14, 1961 Bobby Driscoll, a Film Star at 6, an Addict at 17, Sent to Chino. October 19, 1961 page 2 of previous article. Bobby talking about addiction back when he was first arrested in 1956. Bobby Driscoll, 24, who won an Academy Award as a child actor, appears in a Los Angeles courtroom, Oct. 18, 1961 to be committed to a narcotics rehabilitation center.