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  1. Robert Mitchum - Wikipedia

    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. He rose to prominence for starring roles in several classic film noirs, and his acting is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s.

    • Early life

      Robert Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on...

    • Acting

      Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California, in 1936, staying...

    • Music

      One of the lesser-known aspects of Mitchum's career was his...

    • Later years

      Mitchum made a departure from his typical screen persona...

    • Death

      A lifelong heavy smoker, Mitchum died on July 1, 1997, in...

    • Robert Mitchum Filmography

      Robert Mitchum (1917–1997) was an American actor who...

  2. Robert Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American actor. Career. He began his career by participating in small roles in movies The Human Comedy (1943), Follow the Band (1943), Beyond the Last Frontier (1943).

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    Robert Mitchum was born in Bridge­port, Con­necti­cut in 1917 into a Nor­we­gian-Irish Methodist fam­ily. His mother Ann Har­riet Gun­der­son was a Nor­we­gian im­mi­grant and sea cap­tain's daugh­ter; his fa­ther James Thomas Mitchum was a ship­yard and rail­road worker of Irish descent. His older sis­ter, An­nette (known as Julie Mitchum dur­ing her act­ing ca­reer), was born in 1914. Their fa­ther James Mitchum was crushed to death in a rai­l­yard ac­ci­dent in Charleston, South Car­olina in Feb­ru­ary 1919, when Robert was less than two years old and An­nette was not yet five. Their mother was awarded a gov­ern­ment pen­sion; she soon re­al­ized she was preg­nant; her and James' sec­ond son John was born in Sep­tem­ber of that year. Ann mar­ried again, to Major Hugh Cun­ning­ham Mor­ris, a for­mer Royal Naval Re­serve of­fi­cer. He helped care for her three chil­dren. Ann and Mor­ris also had a daugh­ter to­gether, Carol Mor­ris, born July 1927 on the fam­ily farm in Delaware. W...

    Mitchum ar­rived in Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia in 1936, stay­ing again with his sis­ter An­nette, now going by the name of Julie. She had mi­grated to the West Coast in the hope of act­ing in movies. Soon, the rest of the Mitchum fam­ily joined them in Long Beach. Dur­ing this time, Mitchum worked as a ghost­writer for as­trologer Car­roll Righter. His sis­ter Julie con­vinced him to join the local the­ater guild with her. In his years with the Play­ers Guild of Long Beach, Mitchum made a liv­ing as a stage­hand and oc­ca­sional bit-player in com­pany pro­duc­tions. He also wrote sev­eral short pieces which were per­formed by the guild. Ac­cord­ing to Lee Server's bi­og­ra­phy (Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care), Mitchum put his tal­ent for po­etry to work writ­ing song lyrics and mono­logues for Julie's night­club per­for­mances. In 1940, he re­turned to Delaware to marry Dorothy Spence, and they in turn moved to Cal­i­for­nia. He re­mained a foot­loose char­ac­ter until the birth...

    One of the lesser-known as­pects of Mitchum's ca­reer was his for­ays into music, both as singer and com­poser. Critic Greg Adams writes, "Un­like most celebrity vo­cal­ists, Robert Mitchum ac­tu­ally had mu­si­cal talent." Mitchum's voice was often used in­stead of that of a pro­fes­sional singer when his char­ac­ter sang in his films. No­table pro­duc­tions fea­tur­ing Mitchum's own singing voice in­cluded Rachel and the Stranger, River of No Return, and The Night of the Hunter. After hear­ing tra­di­tional ca­lypso music and meet­ing artists such as Mighty Spar­row and Lord In­vader while film­ing Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison in the Caribbean is­lands of To­bago, he recorded Ca­lypso – is like so ... in March 1957. On the album, re­leased through Capi­tol Records, he em­u­lated the ca­lypso sound and style, even adopt­ing the style's unique pro­nun­ci­a­tions and slang. A year later, he recorded a song he had writ­ten for Thun­der Road, ti­tled "The Bal­lad of Thun­der Road". The co...

    Mitchum made a de­par­ture from his typ­i­cal screen per­sona with the 1970 David Lean film Ryan's Daugh­ter, in which he starred as Charles Shaugh­nessy, a mild-man­nered school­mas­ter in World War I-era Ire­land. Though the film was nom­i­nated for four Acad­emy Awards (win­ning two) and Mitchum was much pub­li­cized as a con­tender for a Best Actor nom­i­na­tion, he was not nom­i­nated. George C. Scott won the award for his per­for­mance in Pat­ton, a pro­ject Mitchum had re­jected for Ryan's Daugh­ter. The 1970s fea­tured Mitchum in a num­ber of well-re­ceived crime dra­mas. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) had the actor play­ing an aging Boston hood­lum caught be­tween the Feds and his crim­i­nal friends. Syd­ney Pol­lack's The Yakuza (1974) trans­planted the typ­i­cal film noir story arc to the Japan­ese un­der­world. He also ap­peared in 1976's Mid­way about an epic 1942 World War II bat­tle. Mitchum's stint as an aging Philip Mar­lowe in the Ray­mond Chan­dler adap­ta­tion...

    A life­long heavy smoker, Mitchum died on July 1, 1997, in Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia, due to com­pli­ca­tions of lung can­cer and em­phy­sema. He was about five weeks shy of his 80th birth­day. His body was cre­mated and his ashes scat­tered at sea. He was sur­vived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Mitchum (died April 12, 2014, Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia, aged 94), and actor sons, James Mitchum, Christo­pher Mitchum, and writer-daugh­ter, Petrine Day Mitchum. His grand­chil­dren, Bent­ley Mitchum and Car­rie Mitchum, are ac­tors, as was his younger brother, John, who died in 2001. An­other grand­son, Kian, is a suc­cess­ful model.Cappy Van Dien, Grace Van Dien, and Wyatt Mitchum Car­done are the chil­dren of Car­rie Mitchum, the grand­chil­dren of Christo­pher Mitchum, and the great grand­chil­dren of Robert and Dorothy Mitchum.

    Mitchum is re­garded by some crit­ics as one of the finest ac­tors of the Golden Age of Hol­ly­wood. Roger Ebert called him "the soul of film noir." Mitchum, how­ever, was self-ef­fac­ing; in an in­ter­view with Barry Nor­man for the BBC about his con­tri­bu­tion to cin­ema, Mitchum stopped Nor­man in mid flow and in his typ­i­cal non­cha­lant style, said, "Look, I have two kinds of act­ing. One on a horse and one off a horse. That's it." He had also suc­ceeded in an­noy­ing some of his fel­low ac­tors by voic­ing his puz­zle­ment at those who viewed the pro­fes­sion as chal­leng­ing and hard work. He is quoted as hav­ing said in the Barry Nor­man in­ter­view that act­ing was ac­tu­ally very sim­ple and that his job was to "show up on time, know his lines, hit his marks, and go home".Mitchum had a habit of mark­ing most of his ap­pear­ances in the script with the let­ters "n.a.r.", which meant "no ac­tion re­quired", which critic Dirk Baecker has con­strued as Mitchum's way of re­mi...

    Gregory Monro (Director) (2017). James Stewart/Robert Mitchum : The Two Faces of America(Motion picture).

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  3. Robert Mitchum - Wikipedia

    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (6 August 1917 – 1 Julie 1997) wis an American film actor, director, author, poet, componer, an sangster. This page wis last eeditit ...

  4. Robert Mitchum - Biography - IMDb

    Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker.

  5. Robert Mitchum – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (Bridgeport, 6 de agosto de 1917 — Santa Bárbara, 1 de julho de 1997) foi um ator, diretor, autor, poeta, compositor e cantor estadunidense. É considerado pelos críticos como um dos melhores atores da época dourada de Hollywood, amplamente lembrado por seus papéis em várias obras importantes do estilo de filme noir, e é considerado um precursor do anti ...

  6. Robert Mitchum | Biography, Movies, & Facts | Britannica

    Robert Mitchum, in full Robert Charles Duran Mitchum, (born August 6, 1917, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.—died July 1, 1997, Santa Barbara county, California), American film star whose roles as a cool, cynical loner combined with a notorious personal life and a sardonic, relaxed style to create a durable screen image as a fatalistic tough guy.

  7. Robert Charles Durman Mitchum Wiki Biography. Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was born on 6 August 1917, in Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, to Ann Gunderson of Norwegian descent, and James Mitchum of Scottish-Ulster and Blackfoot Indian descent.

  8. James Mitchum - Wikipedia

    James Mitchum (born May 8, 1941) is an American actor.. Mitchum was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of actor Robert Mitchum and his wife, Dorothy Spence. His brother is actor Christopher Mitchum, and he is the uncle of actor Bentley Mitchum.

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