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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Easy Listening, International, Calypso, Lounge, Traditional Pop, Caribbean Traditions, Pop/Rock, Celebrity
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Underrated American leading man of enormous ability who sublimates his talents beneath an air of disinterest. Born to a railroad worker who died in a train accident when he was two, Robert Mitchum and his siblings (including brother John Mitchum, later also an actor) were raised by his mother and stepfather (a British army major) in Connecticut, New York, and Delaware. An early contempt for authority led to discipline problems, and Mitchum spent good portions of his teen years adventuring on the open road. On one of these trips, at the age of 14, he was charged with vagrancy and sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, from which he escaped. Working a wide variety of jobs (including ghostwriter for astrologist Carroll Righter), Mitchum discovered acting in a Long Beach, California, amateur theater company. He worked at Lockheed Aircraft, where job stress caused him to suffer temporary blindness. About this time he began to obtain small roles in films, appearing in dozens within a very brief time. In 1945, he was cast as Lt. Walker in Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. His star ascended rapidly, and he became an icon of 1940s film noir, though equally adept at westerns and romantic dramas. His apparently lazy style and seen-it-all demeanor proved highly attractive to men and women, and by the 1950s, he was a true superstar despite a brief prison term for marijuana usage in 1949, which seemed to enhance rather than diminish his "bad boy" appeal. Though seemingly dismissive of "art," he worked in tremendously artistically thoughtful projects such as Charles Laughton`s The Night of the Hunter (1955) and even co-wrote and composed an oratorio produced at the Hollywood Bowl by Orson Welles. A master of accents and seemingly unconcerned about his star image, he played in both forgettable and unforgettable films with unswerving nonchalance, leading many to overlook the prodigious talent he can bring to a project that he finds compelling. He moved into television in the 1980s as his film opportunities diminished, winning new fans with "The Winds of War" (1983) and "War and Remembrance" (1988). His sons James Mitchum and Christopher Mitchum are actors, as is his grandson Bentley Mitchum. His last film was James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) (TV) with Casper Van Dien as James Dean.
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Robert Charles Durman Mitchum
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Annette Mitchum aka Julie Mitchum
Jane Russell, John Huston, Mickey Cohen, Howard Hughes, William Holden
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Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), Crossfire (1947), Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Enemy Below (1957), Cape Fear (1962), and El Dorado (1966).
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Haaren High School, New York, left at age 14.
(1996-97) TV commercial (voice-over): Oppenheimer Funds, 1990s) TV commercials (voiceover): Beef Council.
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passed away on 1st Jul 1997 aged 79. |||
Robert Mitchum passed away on 1st Jul 1997 aged 79.
Robert Mitchum was previously married to Dorothy Mitchum (1940 - 1997).
He was also in relationships with Sarah Miles (1970), Shelley Winters (1955), Gloria Pall (1954), Jean Simmons (1952), Ava Gardner (1949), Lila Leeds (1948), Joan Rivers, Joan Crawford, Shirley MacLaine, Anita Ekberg and Maila Nurmi.
Robert Mitchum is rumoured to have hooked up with Marilyn Monroe (1953), Jane Greer (1947), Katharine Hepburn (1946) and Lucille Ball.
Robert Mitchum had 3 children, Trini, James (75) and Christopher (72).
Robert Mitchum is a 79 year old American Actor. Born Robert Charles Durman Mitchum on 6th August, 1917 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA and educated at Haaren High School, New York, left at age 14. , he is famous for Cape Fear in a career that spans 1942–1996. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Robert Mitchum was in 22 on-screen matchups, notably with Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947), Janet Leigh in Holiday Affair (1949), Jean Simmons in Angel Face (1952), Ava Gardner in My Forbidden Past (1951) and Barbara Bel Geddes in Blood on the Moon (1948).
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Male actors from Bridgeport, Connecticut and
Actors from Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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