Robert Mitchum, (American Actor and Singer) His movie list seems endless. He really considered doing movies just as a job and was really adamant about answering interviews succinctly and matter of a factly. His roles he is noted for are Cape Fear, Out of the Past, The Longest Day, Midway, What A Way To Go. . . . .
Robert Mitchum -- (8/6/1917-7/1/1997). American Film Actor, Director, Author, Composer & Singer. He portrayed Sam Dutton on TV Series "African Skies". Movies -- "Out of the Past" as Jeff, "The Night of the Hunter" as Harry Powell, "Ryan's Daughter" as Charles Shaughnessy, "Midway" as Admiral William F. Halsey, "Matilda" as Duke Parkhurst, "Cape Fear" as Lieutenant Elgart, "The Sunset Boys" as Ernest Bogan. He died due to Complications of Lung Cancer & Emphysema, age 79.
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an 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.
August 6, 1917: Actor Robert Mitchum, best known for movies such as "The Night of the Hunter" (pictured), "Cape Fear," "Thunder Road" and "The Sundowners," is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mitchum also became known in his later years for providing the voice of the famous American Beef Council commercials that touted "Beef . . . it's what's for dinner." He died of lung cancer at age 79 on July 1, 1997.