Born on August 6, 1917, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Robert Mitchum was one of the most memorable leading men of the twentieth century. After a youth spent as a laborer, vagrant, and professional boxer, he went to Hollywood, where he found employment in the film industry as an extra in 1943. A prolific leading man particularly associated with the post-war film noir thriller, his laconic, heavy-lidded manner was deceptively casual, disguising a potent screen presence.
Robert Mitchum's films included “Out of the Past” (1947), “Night of the Hunter” (1955), “The Sundowners” (1960), and “Farewell My Lovely” (1975), as Philip Marlowe. Among later films was “Mr North” (1988) and the narrator in “Tombstone” (1993). He also appeared in several television films and series. He appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Villa Rides” (1968) and “Dead Man” (1994). Mitchum died on July 1, 1997 in Santa Barbara, California. Today we remember Robert Mitchum on what would have been his 95th birthday.
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