Cammie King

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Cammie King
Cammie King.jpg
in her role of "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Born Eleanore Cammack King
(1934-08-05)August 5, 1934
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died September 1, 2010(2010-09-01) (aged 76)
Fort Bragg, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Occupation Actress
Years active 1939–1942

Eleanore Cammack "Cammie" King (August 5, 1934 – September 1, 2010) was an American former child actress. She is best known for being one of the actresses who portrayed "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone with the Wind (1939). She also provided the voice for the doe "Faline" as a fawn in the animated Disney film, Bambi (1942).

Life and career[edit]

King was born in Los Angeles, California. While her acting career only spanned four years during her childhood, she appeared in two of the biggest movies of the era, Gone with the Wind and Bambi.

Her parents divorced during the filming of Gone "With the Wind". Her mother, Eleanore, was a columnist for the Los Angeles Examiner and in the late 1940s married Herbert Kalmus, a scientist who founded the Technicolor Corp.[1]

She was the godchild of Herbert Kalmus, co-founder of Technicolor, and became his stepchild in 1949 when he married her mother, Eleanore King.

Conlon graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1956 and went to work as a production assistant on "Climax!" a CBS-TV anthology series.

Her first husband, with whom she had two children, died of cancer. She later remarried but divorced in 1976.

In 1980, Conlon moved to Northern California and had a long public-relations career that included working for the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Cammie King was married twice and had two adopted children.[3] Her father-in-law from her second marriage, Judd Conlon, was a musical arranger for many Disney films including Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953).[citation needed]

In the early 2000s, King made a guest appearance as a contestant on the TV game show To Tell the Truth, hosted by John O'Hurley. Upon reflecting on her film career, King once joked, "I peaked at 5." She spent 40 years working as a marketing coordinator for the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce.[3]

King privately published a small book Bonnie Blue Butler: A Gone With the Wind Memoir in 2009, mainly selling copies directly to fans via personal appearances and the internet. King died on September 1, 2010, at her home in Fort Bragg, California, at age 76, from lung cancer.[4] Survived by her two children Matthew Ned Conlon of Chicago and Katie Conlon Byrne of Hawaii[5]


  • 1939: Gone with the Wind — Bonnie Butler
  • 1939: Blondie Meets the Boss — Millie (uncredited)
  • 1942: Bambi — Young Faline (uncredited)


  1. ^ September 03, 2010|By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ September 03, 2010|By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ a b Boone, Christine (2010-09-02). "Actress who played Rhett and Scarlett's daughter dies". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2010-09-02. Conlon, who married twice and had two children, eventually settled north of San Francisco, working as a marketing coordinator for the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce. 
  4. ^ Soares, Andre (2010-09-02). "Cammie King Dies: Played Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh’s Daughter in GONE WITH THE WIND". Alt Film Guide. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  5. ^ September 03, 2010|By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times

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