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 Mark Benton “Red” Mitchell

Mark Benton “Red” Mitchell

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 11 Aug 1994 (aged 33)
Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 27427091 · View Source
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Born Mark Benton Mitchell on August 1, 1961 in Houston, Texas, Red attended high school in Splendora, Texas, where he was an all-district athlete in football, baseball and basketball - but it was also there that he discovered his love for poetry and drama. He graduated with a BA in Drama from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1984, and began an arduous career in regional theater and industrial film. After joining the Screen Actor's Guild, he changed his name to Red, largely to honor his father - who was also his high school football coach. He seemed on the cusp of great things after appearances in JFK (1991) and especially 8 Seconds (1994), opposite Luke Perry and Stephen Baldwin, but his career stalled and he returned home for an extended visit. Driving with his father, he crossed a "blind" rural railroad crossing - one without warning lights or barriers - at exactly the wrong time. Red the actor was killed instantly, though Red the father survived.

www.markmitchellfoundation.com

(bio from www.imdb.com)


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  • Created by: 66909
  • Added: 8 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27427091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark Benton “Red” Mitchell (1 Aug 1961–11 Aug 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27427091, ; Maintained by 66909 (contributor 47015516) Unknown.