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Thomas Mitchell (I) (1892–1962)

Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and High Noon (1952). His portrayals are ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Gerald O'Hara
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life Uncle Billy
High Noon
High Noon Mayor Jonas Henderson


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 1961 By Love Possessed
Noah Tuttle
 1960 Too Young to Love
Judge Bentley
 1958 Handle with Care
Mayor Dick Williston
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Jon Day Griffith
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Ed Morgan
 1951 Journey Into Light
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Joseph Foster
 1948 Silver River
John Plato Beck
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Gill MacBean
 1947 High Barbaree
Capt. Thad Vail
 1946 The Dark Mirror
Police Lt. Stevenson
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Terence Alaysius O'Davern
 1945 Adventure
 1945 Captain Eddie
Ike Howard
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Sgt. Kelly
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
John Halloway
 1942 This Above All
 1942 Moontide
 1941 Out of the Fog
Jonah Goodwin
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Professor Henry Todhunter
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
Peter Casey
 1938 Trade Winds
Police Commissioner Blackton
 1938 Love, Honor and Behave
Dan Painter
 1937 The Hurricane
Dr. Kersaint
 1937 I Promise to Pay
District Attorney J.E. Curtis
 1937 Lost Horizon
 1937 Man of the People
William J. Grady
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Jed Waterbury
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Phil Bane
 1936 Craig's Wife
Fergus Passmore
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
Bertram Rogers
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Stage Play: Calling All Stars. Musical revue. Sketches by Lew Brown, A. Dorian Otvos, Alan Baxter, Home Fickett, Billy K. Wells and H.I. Philips. Music by Harry Akst. Lyrics by Lew Brown. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Conrad Salinger. Dances and ensembles directed by Maurice L. Kussel. Scenic Design ... See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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A man looks bigger in the bathtub than he does in the ocean. See more »


Brother of James P. Mitchell, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Secretary of Labor 1953-1961. See more »



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