Robert Mitchum - biography

Actor from United States of America

Robert Mitchum Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer and is #23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, into a Methodist family. His mother, Harry Anniette (née Gunderson), was a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter, and his father, James Thomas Mitchum, was a shipyard and railroad worker. A sister, Annette, (known as Julie Mitchum during her acting career) was born in 1914. James Mitchum was crushed to death in a railyard accident in Charleston, South Carolina, in February 1919, when his son was less than 2 years old. After his death, Ann Mitchum was awarded a government pension, and soon realized she was pregnant. She returned to her family in Connecticut, and married a former British Army major who helped her care for the children. In September 1919 a second son, John, was born. When all of the children were old  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Old Rumple Eyes,Mitch,Bob Mitchum,Mitchum, Robert,Robert Charles Durman Mitchum
Date of birth
1917-08-06
Place of birth
Bridgeport
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Ann Harriet Gunderson, James Thomas Mitchum
Spouse(s)
Dorothy Mitchum
Children
Trini Mitchum James Mitchum Christopher Mitchum
Siblings
Julie Mitchum John Mitchum
Profession
Composer, Author, Actor, Singer

Performances

Year Performance Character
1977 The Amsterdam Kill Quinlan
1968 5 Card Stud The Rev. Jonathan Rudd
1963 Rampage Harry Stanton
1960 The Sundowners Paddy Carmody
1958 The Hunters Major Cleve Saville
1955 Man with the Gun Clint Tollinger
1951 My Forbidden Past Dr. Mark Lucas
1950 Where Danger Lives Jeff Cameron
1947 Out of the Past Jeff Bailey
1943 The Dancing Masters Mickey Halligan
1943 Beyond the Last Frontier Trigger Dolan
1942 Border Patrol Henchman Quinn

Death

Date of death
1997-07-01
Cause of death
Lung cancer,Emphysema
Place of death
Santa Barbara

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