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W.O. Mitchell (1914–1998)

W.O. Mitchell was born on March 13, 1914 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada as William Ormond Mitchell. He was a writer and actor, known for Jake and the Kid (1995), Who Has Seen the Wind (1977) and Folio (1955). He died on February 25, 1998 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. See full bio »

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Known For

Jake and the Kid
Who Has Seen the Wind
Folio Writer
Armchair Theatre


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  Jake and the Kid (TV Series) (adapted from stories by - 23 episodes, 1996 - 1999) (adaptation: from the stories by - 2 episodes, 1995)
- The Wedding (1999) ... (adapted from stories by)
- The Ship (1999) ... (adapted from stories by)
- The Circus (1999) ... (adapted from stories by)
- The Boxer (1999) ... (adapted from stories by)
- Crossroads (1999) ... (adapted from stories by)
 1977 Who Has Seen the Wind (novel)
 1974 Back to Beulah (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Devil's Instrument (1962) ... (play)
 1962 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 First Person (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Earn Money at Home (1960) ... (novel)
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Devil's Instrument (1959) ... (writer)
 1957 Fires of Envy (Short) (script - as W. O. Mitchell)
  Folio (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1955)
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 1990 Avonlea (TV Series)
Alexander Abraham
- The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's (1990) ... Alexander Abraham
 1981 Titans (TV Series)
Stephen Leacock
- Stephen Leacock (1981) ... Stephen Leacock
 1980 Canada Vignettes: Melvin Arbuckle, Famous Canadian (Short)
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 1977 The Magic Lie (TV Series)
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 1998 Life and Times (TV Series documentary)
 1993 View from the Typewriter
 1980 Darts in the Dark: An Introduction to W.O. Mitchell (Documentary short)
 1980 W.O. Mitchell: Novelist in Hiding (Documentary)

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He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 19, 1973 for his services to Canadian Literature.

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