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Millard Mitchell
Birth: Aug. 14, 1903
Havana
La Habana, Cuba
Death: Sep. 13, 1953
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Solid character player of stage and screen. In films he was usually cast as humorless authority figures, sometimes for comic effect. He is best remembered for his role as R.F. Simpson, the 1920s movie mogul facing the talkie crisis, in the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain" (1952). Mitchell was born in Havana, Cuba, to American parents. He made his Broadway debut in 1925 and appeared in over 30 plays, notably the smash hits "Broadway" (1926) and "Three Men on a Horse" (1935), racking up over 1400 performances in those two shows alone. In films sporadically from 1931, he divided his career between the East and West Coasts until he settled in Hollywood in 1948. Mitchell is also memorable as Gregory Peck's commanding officer in "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949), in the top-billed role in "My Six Convicts" (1952), for which he won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor, and as James Stewart's grizzled sidekick in "The Naked Spur" (1953). His other films include "Mr. and Mrs. North" (1941), "Kiss of Death" (1947), "A Double Life" (1947), "The Gunfighter" (1950), and "Winchester '73" (1950). He died of lung cancer at 50. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 559, Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 33.99128, -118.38675
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Aug 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6675528
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- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015
A gifted actor in a variety of roles, from comedy to drama, you played them all well. A distinctive voice, and presence, well suited for the Sheriff you played in The Gunfighter with Gregory Peck, and his commanding officer in one of our best war films, ...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: May. 25, 2015
General Pritchard you have earned my respect as a career Air Force man myself, your portrayal of the Air Boss in 12 O'Clock High is spot on the mark. I have had the privilege of working for several general officers and admirals for that matter and their ...(Read more)
- Jim Howe
 Added: Apr. 26, 2015
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