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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1994
Born: November 4, 1918 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Dallastown, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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Burly, tough-guy leading man and character actor famous as the hard-drinking, hardworking Buck Cannon on the TV series "High Chaparral". Mitchum began appearing in films in 1945 and, after playing many character roles and occasional leads in B action films and Westerns, began to make some headway after playing Happy, one of Willy Loman's (Fredric March) sons in a film adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951). A breakthrough into big-budget, big-star films came when he was one of the three male consorts paired up with Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953). (He got Grable.) Prominent leads--as in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), opposite Doris Day and James Cagney--continued for a number of years, though Mitchell also frequently played second lead, romantic rival, supportive chum or sometime supporting villain in many films as well.

Burly, tough-guy leading man and character actor famous as the hard-drinking, hardworking Buck Cannon on the TV series "High Chaparral". Mitchum began appearing in films in 1945 and, after playing many character roles and occasional leads in B action films and Westerns, began to make some headway after playing Happy, one of Willy Loman's (Fredric March) sons in a film adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951). A breakthrough into big-budget, big-star films came when he was one of the three male consorts paired up with Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953). (He got Grable.) Prominent leads--as in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), opposite Doris Day and James Cagney--continued for a number of years, though Mitchell also frequently played second lead, romantic rival, supportive chum or sometime supporting villain in many films as well.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Moulin Rouge! (2001)
2.
 Terror in Beverly Hills (1991) Captain Stills
3.
 Trapped Alive (1990) John Adams
4.
 Code Name Vengeance (1989) Dutch
5.
 Action U.S.A. (1989) Frankie Navarro
6.
 Swift Justice (1989)
7.
 No Justice (1989) Mayor Johnson
8.
 Memorial Valley Massacre (1988) Allen Sangster
9.
 Space Mutiny (1988) Alex Jansen
10.
 Rage to Kill (1988) Miller
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1945:
Made first films, "They Were Expendable" and "What Next, Corporal Hargrove?"
1948:
Played first leading role in a feature, and first received top billing in "Adventures of Gallant Bess"
1951:
Breakthrough feature film role, Happy in an adaptation of Arthur Miller's landmark play, "Death of a Salesman"
1953:
Breakthrough romantic lead in a big-budget, major studio release, "How to Marry a Millionaire"
1963:
Made first film abroad with the Italian-Spanish co-production, "Il Duca Nero"
1991:
Last film, "Terror in Beverly Hills"
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son:
Fred Mitchell. Meat packing plant executive. Born c. 1947; suffered from cystic fibrosis; saved by heart-lung transplant in 1990; head of Intercontinental Packers Ltd in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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