Robert Mitchum

American film actor, singer Robert Mitchum

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He 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.
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Deceased
01 July 1997

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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; ‘Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert - Review
NYTimes - over 6 years
Roger Ebert , the only film critic with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has written more than a dozen books about movies. He has also written one about “the mystery and romance of the rice cooker.” And he presides over what may be the most industrious blog in all of moviedom, rogerebert.com, which is packed with news, reviews and
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Emory Film Studies Goes to the 'Dark' Side - The Emory Wheel
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The film centers on small-town gas station owner Jeff Bailey (Robert Mitchum) and his girlfriend, Ann (Virginia Huston). Things take a turn for the worse when a man from Jeff's past (Kirk Douglas) draws him back into the corrupt and dubious past that
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Outside the box - Sydney Morning Herald
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Using clips and images, Collins, 78, reminisces about her 55 films, five husbands and many co-stars (including John Gielgud, Bette Davis, Richard Burton and Robert Mitchum). More furious chopping, frustrated tears and heart-pumping finales at the
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August 31: Today in Entertainment History - KMOV.com
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AP On August 31st, 1948, actor Robert Mitchum was arrested during a Hollywood drug raid. The next year, he was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to possess marijuana and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. In 1963, Walter Cronkite began as anchor on
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Salter: A Rea Award Winner - Housatonic Times
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Handsome with a rugged presence—in the style of Brando at his peak, Robert Mitchum, Hemingway ascendant—he was also a romantic in the literary sense of the word. He joined the US Marine Corps and served in North China at the end of World War II,
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'Godfather' Fear, 'Leopard' Pathos Fueled by Nino Rota's Stirring Scores - Bloomberg
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Robert Mitchum as preacher Harry Powell in "The Night of the Hunter." The score for the film is by Walter Schumann. Robert Mitchum as preacher Harry Powell in "The Night of the Hunter
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Track experiences: A race fan expounds - Southwest Virginia Today
Google News - over 6 years
By ROBERT CAHILL —From the theme song of the movie “Thunder Road,” written and recorded by Robert Mitchum, who also starred in the movie. “The Ballad of Thunder Road” seems to fit my topic well. You see, this is race weekend
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JOAN COLLINS BEATEN “BLACK AND BLUE” - The National Enquirer
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"Dynasty" beauty JOAN COLLINS reveals the night she was beaten black and blue by movie tough guy JACK PALANCE and then was roughed up and spanked by ROBERT MITCHUM! In her steamy new-tell all “The World
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POSSESSED; Spelling Out How She Feels
NYTimes - over 6 years
IN Hollywood, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to do remakes of it. These days, that's pretty much everyone. The film industry is one in which collective amnesia is so profound that it's safe to conclude that half the reason you are only as good as your last picture is that no one can remember further back. ''It breaks my heart that
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Robert Ryan's Quiet Furies
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BORN to play beautifully tortured, angry souls, the actor Robert Ryan was a familiar movie face for more than two decades in Hollywood's classical years, his studio ups and downs, independent detours and outlier adventures paralleling the arc of American cinema as it went from a national pastime to near collapse. A little prettier and he might have
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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Westwood, Century City - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Attend the Robert Mitchum in the West Series or the Disco Film Series at UCLA. Go to a book signing or attend the Mystery Book Club. Enjoy a free concert with a Disney Hall organist. By Muna Cosic 1. Screening of West of the Pecos and Rachel and the
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Cowboys & Aliens: Don't let anyone make you feel bad for thinking this is fun - Pitch Weekly (blog)
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Woe to the generation that has no Robert Mitchum. One of the charms of Cowboys & Aliens is that every single character is an adult, which is just one way the film is defiantly old-school. Some critics will trash the movie as having cliche character,
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Archive of "Rebel Without a Cause" Director Acquired by the Harry Ransom Center - Art Daily
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During his career Ray worked with actors Humphrey Bogart, Richard Burton, Joan Crawford, Dean, Dennis Hopper, James Mason, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne and Wood. The archive also includes Ray's work on uncompleted projects, including a film about the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Mitchum
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 79
    A lifelong heavy smoker, Mitchum died on July 1, 1997, in Santa Barbara, California, due to complications of lung cancer and emphysema.
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  • 1995
    Age 77
    His last starring role was in the 1995 Norwegian movie Pakten.
  • 1991
    Age 73
    In 1991, Mitchum won a lifetime achievement award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globe Awards in 1992.
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  • 1988
    Age 70
    The show ran a short comedy film he made (written and directed by his daughter, Trina) called Out of Gas, a mock sequel to Out of the Past. (Jane Greer reprised her role from the original film.) He also was in Bill Murray's 1988 comedy film, Scrooged.
  • 1987
    Age 69
    In 1987, Mitchum was the guest-host on Saturday Night Live, where he played private eye Philip Marlowe for the last time in the parody sketch, "Death Be Not Deadly".
  • 1986
    Age 68
    Mitchum starred opposite Wilford Brimley in the 1986 made-for-TV movie Thompson's Run.
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  • 1983
    Age 65
    Mitchum apologized after a 1983 interview with Esquire led to him being accused of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
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    He expanded to television work with the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War.
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  • 1982
    Age 64
    In 1982, Mitchum went on location to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to play Coach Delaney in the film adaptation of playwright/actor Jason Miller's 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning play That Championship Season.
  • 1978
    Age 60
    Mitchum's stint as an aging Philip Marlowe in the Raymond Chandler adaptation Farewell, My Lovely (1975) was sufficiently well received by audiences and critics for him to reprise the role in 1978's The Big Sleep.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 58
    He also appeared in 1976's Midway about an epic 1942 World War II battle.
  • 1970
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 1969
    Age 51
    He sang the title song to the Western Young Billy Young, made in 1969.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 49
    Although Mitchum continued to use his singing voice in his film work, he waited until 1967 to record his follow-up record, That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings.
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  • 1962
    Age 44
    In the WWII submarine classic The Enemy Below (1956), Mitchum gave a strong performance as U.S. Naval Lieutenant Commander Murrell, the captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer who matches wits with a German U-boat captain Curt Jurgens, who starred with Mitchum again in the legendary 1962 movie The Longest Day.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1955
    Age 37
    On March 8, 1955 Mitchum formed DRM (Dorothy and Robert Mitchum) Productions to produce five films for United Artists though only four films were produced.
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    Stanley Kramer's melodrama Not as a Stranger, also released in 1955, was a box-office hit.
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  • 1951
    Age 33
    The conviction was later overturned by the Los Angeles court and district attorney's office on January 31, 1951, with the following statement, after it was exposed as a setup:After an exhaustive investigation of the evidence and testimony presented at the trial, the court orders that the verdict of guilty be set aside and that a plea of not guilty be entered and that the information or complaint be dismissed.
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  • 1948
    Age 30
    On September 1, 1948, after a string of successful films for RKO, Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for possession of marijuana.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 28
    At the 1946 Academy Awards, The Story of G.I. Joe was nominated for four Oscars, including Mitchum's only nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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  • 1944
    Age 26
    Mitchum was initially known for his work in film noir. His first foray into the genre was a supporting role in the 1944 B-movie When Strangers Marry, about newlyweds and a New York City serial killer.
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  • 1942
    Age 24
    A nervous breakdown (which resulted in temporary blindness), apparently from job-related stress, led Mitchum to look for work as an actor or extra in films. An agent he had met got him an interview with the producer of the Hopalong Cassidy series of B-Westerns; he was hired to play the villain in several films in the series during 1942 and 1943.
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  • 1940
    Age 22
    In 1940, he returned East to marry Dorothy Spence, taking her back to California.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1936
    Age 18
    Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California, in 1936, staying again with his sister Julie.
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  • 1930
    Age 12
    A year later, in 1930, he moved in with his older sister, to New York's Hell's Kitchen.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Age 1
    James Mitchum was crushed to death in a railyard accident in Charleston, South Carolina, in February 1919, when his son was less than two years old.
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  • 1917
    Born
    Born on August 6, 1917.
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