Robert Mitchum

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  • Birth Name: Robert Charles Duran Mitchum
  • Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • Died: July 1, 1997
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of school after 1930 and traveled the country via boxcar, briefly serving time on a Georgia chain gang for vagrancy.
  • Claimed that his sad, sagging eyes were caused by chronic insomnia and a boxing injury.
  • In 1948, was arrested for marijuana possession and served 43 days at a prison farm. His case was later overturned.
  • In 1957, recorded the album Calypso Is Like So, while filming Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison in the Caribbean.
  • Cowrote and performed "The Ballad of Thunder Road," the theme song of the 1958 movie Thunder Road, in which he starred.
  • Speaking on his many roles in the film-noir genre: "I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue. They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady."

Awards

  • 1945, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • James Thomas Mitchum — Father
  • James Mitchum — Son
  • Christopher Mitchum — Son
  • John Mitchum — Brother
  • Carol Morrison — Half Sister
  • Ann Mitchum — Mother
  • Trina Mitchum — Daughter
  • Julie Mitchum — Sister
  • Dorothy Spence — Wife
  • Hugh Cunningham Morris — Stepfather

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert Charles Duran Mitchum
  • Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • Died: July 1, 1997
  • Profession: Actor, Singer