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Millard Mitchell

Cause of death  Lung Cancer
Role  Character actor
Name  Millard Mitchell

Years active  1931-1953
Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Peggy Gould (m. ?–1953)
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Born  August 14, 1903 (1903-08-14) Havana, Cuba
Resting place  Holy Cross Cemetery Culver City, California
Died  October 13, 1953, Santa Monica, California, United States
Children  Mary Ellis Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell
Awards  Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Movies  Singin' in the Rain, Twelve O'Clock High, The Gunfighter, The Naked Spur, Winchester '73
Similar People  Henry King, Anthony Mann, Stanley Donen, Charles Drake, Gene Kelly

Millard Mitchell (August 14, 1903 – October 13, 1953) was an American character actor whose credits include roughly thirty feature films and two television appearances.

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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.

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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.

Partial filmography

  • 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
  • References

    Millard Mitchell Wikipedia

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