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Robert Mitchum

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Biography

Mitchum in July 1949

Source: Wikipedia

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).

Fact file

  • Born: Robert Charles Durman Mitchum August 6, 1917 Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Died: July 1, 1997 (aged 79) Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Lung cancer
  • Resting place: Cremated
  • Occupation: Actor, author, composer, singer
  • Years active: 1942–1997
  • Spouse(s): Dorothy Spence (m. 1940–1997; his death)
  • Children: 3; including James Mitchum, Christopher Mitchum, and Petrine Day Mitchum
  • Relatives: Julie Mitchum (sister) John Mitchum (brother) Bentley Mitchum (grandson)

Read more about Robert Mitchum at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2017-08-28 16:00:39
The 2017 New York Film Festival has lined up a roster of special events that includes world premiere screenings of documentaries about Steven Spielberg and Bob Dylan, as well as a conversation with Kate Winslet and a work-in-progress screening of Bruce Weber’s portrait of Robert Mitchum. Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg” traces ...

A Robert Mitchum centenary
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2017-08-05 22:51:11
The Academy Award-nominated actor projected world-weariness and menace in film noirs, westerns and thrillers, including "Out of the Past," "The Night of the Hunter" and "Cape Fear"

What The Times' critics said about eight of Robert Mitchum's best-known roles
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-04 12:30:00
Actor Robert Mitchum broke into Hollywood doing Hopalong Cassidy westerns in the early 1940s. He moved up quickly, appearing in war pictures such as “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and “The Story G.I. Joe,” earning an Oscar nomination for the latter, his sole acknowledgment by the academy. Neither...

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