Millard Mitchell (August 14, 1903 – October 13, 1953) was an American character actor whose credits include roughly thirty feature films and two television appearances.
Born in Havana, Cuba, he appeared as a bit player in eight films between 1931 and 1936. Mitchell returned to film work in 1942 after a six-year absence. Between 1942 and 1953, he was a successful supporting actor.
For his performance in the film, My Six Convicts (1952), Mitchell won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. He is also known for his role as Col. Rufus Plummer in Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair (1948), as Gregory Peck's commanding officer in the war drama Twelve O'Clock High (1949), and as the fictional movie mogul R. F. Simpson in the musical comedy Singin' in the Rain (1952).
Mitchell also appeared frequently on Broadway, often playing a fast-talking Broadway character. He played the starring role in The Great Campaign (1947).
Mitchell died at the age of fifty from lung cancer at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.A Lesson in Love (1931) Role: Freshman
Mr. and Mrs. North (1942) Role: Detective Mullins
Grand Central Murder (1942) Role: Arthur Doolin
Slightly Dangerous (1943) Role: Baldwin
Swell Guy (1946) Role: Steve
Kiss of Death (1947) Role: Detective Shelby
A Double Life (1947) Role: Al Cooley
A Foreign Affair (1948) Role: Col. Rufus J. Plummer
Thieves' Highway (1949) Role: Ed Kinney
Everybody Does It (1949) Role: Mike Craig
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) Role: Major General Pritchard
The Gunfighter (1950) Role: Marshall Mark Strett
Winchester '73 (1950) Role: High-Spade Frankie Wilson
Convicted (1950) Role: Malloby
Mister 880 (1950) Role: "Mac" Mc Intire
You're in the Navy Now (1951) Role: Chief George Larrabee
My Six Convicts (1952) Role: James Connie
Singin' in the Rain (1952) Role: R. F. Simpson
The Naked Spur (1953) Role: Jesse Tate
Here Come the Girls (1953) Role: Albert Snodgrass