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Many times on-set I think of all the "greats" that have traveled from "The Nations" where I grew up to try their luck at this industry and succeeded. Even as I speak my lines, I think about conversations I had with Ben Johnson and Gretchen Wyler years ago. So much incredible talent from one small area of Oklahoma. Tom Mix and Emmett Dalton and Will Rogers and so many more-the list is a long one. ...
Had two sets of great-grandparents that participated in the 1889 "Oklahoma Land Run". John Miner Mitchell & Emma Catherine Sharp Mitchell were the parents of his grandfather. (Orville Anderson Mitchell) His other great-grandparents were Jacob Irving Vickers & Dora Mae Morehead Vickers-parents of his grandmother. (Nora Grace Vickers Mitchell) Both families had previously been living in Kansas.
Huge beat-up menacing hands.