|born on||6 August 1917 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Bridgeport, Connecticut, 41n10, 73w12|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°23' 29°12 Asc. 25°35'|
American film actor, author, composer and singer. He is #23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s.
Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California, in 1936, staying again with his sister Julie. Soon the rest of the Mitchum family joined them in Long Beach. During this time he worked as a ghostwriter for astrologer Carroll Righter. t was sister Julie who convinced him to join the local theater guild with her. In his years with the Players Guild of Long Beach, he made a living as a stagehand and occasional bit player in company productions. He also wrote several short pieces which were performed by the guild. According to Lee Server's biography (Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care), Mitchum put a talent for poetry to work writing song lyrics and monologues for his sister Julie's nightclub performances. In 1940 he returned East to marry Dorothy, taking her back to California. He remained a footloose character until the birth of their first child, James Mitchum, nicknamed Josh (two more children would follow, Christopher Mitchum and Petrine). Mitchum then got a steady job as a machine operator with the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
A nervous breakdown (which resulted in temporary blindness), apparently from job-related stress, led Mitchum to look for work as an actor or extra in movies. An agent he had met got him an interview with the producer of the Hopalong Cassidy series of B-westerns; he was hired to play the villain in several films in the series during 1942 and 1943. He continued to find further work as an extra and supporting actor in numerous productions for various studios. After impressing director Mervyn LeRoy during the making of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Mitchum signed a seven-year contract with RKO Radio Pictures. He found himself groomed for B Western stardom in a series of Zane Grey adaptations.
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- parent->child relationship with Mitchum, Chris (born 16 October 1943)
- parent->child relationship with Mitchum, James R. (born 8 May 1941)
- parent->child relationship with Mitchum, Petrine Day (born 3 March 1952)
- (has as) boss relationship with Righter, Carroll (born 2 February 1900). Notes: ghostwriting for her in his young years
Taeger IHL quotes Penfield, original source not known
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession