Robert Mitchum

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Robert Mitchum's bad boy reputation that colors his public profile has been both earned and undeserved. Jerry Roberts discusses the actor's career, his cult status, his under-appreciated talent, his forgotten films, and his nonchalance.This book catalogues previously published information on Mitchum, taking a full measure of the actor and describing the events that occasionally brought him more notoriety than his movies. The book's biographical essay and annotated filmography scrutinize his performing style.

Many yarns about Mitchum have been repeated and modified into legend. But much of the Mitchum myth has been just that: myth. The final word here on various rumors and stories comes from the confirmations, clarifications and corrections made by Robert Mitchum during an interview with the author and in correspondence with several members of the Mitchum family. As with the other Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts, this biographical essay is followed by a chronology, annotated filmography, television, stage, recording and writing credits, list of awards, annotated bibliography listing 1,300 entries and a comprehensive index.

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Author Roberts details Mitchum's career, his cult status, his under- appreciated talent, his forgotten films, and his supposed "attitude." The biographical essay and annotated filmography scrutinize his performing style. The actor himself--in an interview with the author--comments on the various rumors surrounding his public persona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

JERRY ROBERTS is film critic for Copley Los Angeles Newspapers.

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Table of Contents


Biographical Sketch


Annotated Filmography

Television Credits

Stage Credits

Recording Credits

Writing Credits


Annotated Bibliography

Endnotes Key



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