Millard Mitchell (1903-1953) was a U. S. character actor whose credits include roughly thirty feature films and two television appearances. Born in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 1903, Mitchell appeared as a bit player in eight films between 1931 and 1936. He returned to film work in 1942 after a six-year absence, and enjoyed steady (though modest) work until his death from lung cancer on October 13, 1953, in Santa Monica, California. Mitchell is best known today for two roles: Gregory Peck's commanding officer in the 1949 war drama Twelve O'Clock High and movie mogul R. F. Simpson in the 1952 musical comedy Singin' in the Rain.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Millard Mitchell Facts
|Birthday||August 14, 1903|
|Date of death||October 13, 1953 (age 50)|
|Awards||1953 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for My Six Convicts)|