Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917-July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer and 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. Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, into a Methodist family. His mother, Harry Anniette (nee Gunderson), was a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter, and his father, James Thomas Mitchum, was a shipyard and railroad worker. A sister, Annette, (known as Julie Mitchum during her acting career) was born in 1914.
Contributions by Clarityfiend, Volatile, and Monkeyzpop.