Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell


Thomas Mitchell
TV: South side of the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Thomas Mitchell
Film: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born July 11, 1892 in Elizabeth, N.J.
Died Dec. 17, 1962 of cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In a 50-year show business career, Thomas Mitchell picked up top acting awards in movies, television, radio and stage.

Mitchell, a red-faced heavy-set son of Irish parents, appeared in scores of motion pictures, television programs and Broadway plays as well as many radio programs.

One of seven children, Mitchell went on to win an Academy Award for supporting actor in 1939 for his work in Stagecoach. He is best remembered for playing Scarlet O'Hara's father in "Gone with the Wind" and Uncle Billy in "It's a Wonderful Life."

Mitchell had a scholarly bent and over the years built up an extensive collection of first edition books and art works, including paintings by Whistler, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1937 Best Supporting Actor The Hurricane Nomination
    1939 Best Supporting Actor Stagecoach Win

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